Jannie Burgess

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: retired nurse who had helped integrate New Orleans hospitals and nursing homes while she worked as a licensed practical nurse at various hospitals through the integration of mid-20th century New Orleans, Louisiana (in fact, the Southern Baptist Hospital was one of the last Southern hospitals to submit to integration in 1968), but who had a long career and after retirement moved into senior housing at Flint-Goodridge Apartments, the pre-Civil Rights era site of Flint-Goodridge Hospital that was once the only private hospital in New Orleans where "Negro" patients could receive care and their doctors could pursue residency training.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from an infection and kidney failure while hospitalized during Hurricane Katrina

 

Born: August 9, 1926

 

Died: September 1, 2005

 

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana