Maude Callen | Carolina Snaps


Orphaned at the age of six, Maude Callen, became an “Angel in Twilight” to many as she singlehandedly brought health care to a poverty-stricken community. After becoming orphaned, Maude went to live with her uncle, who also was the first black doctor in Tallahassee, Florida.

Influenced by her uncle, Maude studied nursing at Florida A&M and later at Tuskegee Institute. Upon graduating, she answered the call to become a medical missionary in Pineville, South Carolina in 1923.

As a nurse and midwife, Maude provided invaluable medical services to thousands of people in rural Pineville and the surrounding area of Berkeley County. This “Angel in Twilight” delivered around 800 babies and trained almost 400 women as midwives.

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