Alice Woodby McKane
Childhood and education
Alice moved to Augusta, Georgia where she taught at the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, now the Lucy Craft Laney High School. She met her husband, Cornelius McKane, and moved with him to his physician's practice in Savannah. In 1893, the couple opened the McKane Training School for Nurses, a school for black nurses and the first one of its kind in Southeast Georgia.She died March 6, 1948.
Alice also wrote and published Clover Leaves, a poetry book, in 1914.
- "McKane, Alice Woodby". Georgia Women of Achievement. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- Howard-Oglesby, Pamela (2010). Savannah's Black First Ladies: The Past, Present, and Future, Volume 1. Denver, CO: Outskirts Press. ISBN 978-1-4327-3112-0.
- Elmore, Charles J. (Summer 2004). "Black Medical Pioneers in Savannah, 1892-1909: Cornelius McKane and Alice Woodby McKane". The Georgia Historical Quarterly. 88 (2). JSTOR 40584737.
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- McKane, Alice Woodby (1914). Clover Leaves. Boston, MA: Alice Woodby McKane.