“As a child my dream was to be a part of the medical profession. In March of 1970 that dream became a reality when I graduated from Bedford County Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.”
“I will never forget my first day as a student. I walked into a class of nine females, all with the same goal in mind. I must admit that on that day I felt somewhat intimidated and fearful. I asked myself, ‘Are you sure this is what you want to do?’ Being the only Black student in the class did not help matters. However, I was determined that I would and could complete this challenge in my life.”
Mildred Green Diggs, who grew up in Lynchburg and Washington, DC, worked as a licensed practical nurse in the specialty units at Virginia Baptist Hospital.