Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection
Oral history.; Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin was born on April 15, 1914. Her parents came to Hattiesburg in the early 1900s. When young, Mrs. Ruffin did domestic and warehouse work. In 1949, she began working at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital as a nurse's aide. She also worked as a practical nurse for the Green Point Hospital in Brooklyn, New York; for the New York City Health Department; and for the Hebrew Home for the Aged. Mrs. Ruffin is a member of the New York State Practical Nurses Association and St. George Association of Practical Nurses. She attends the annual meetings of the New York State Practical Nurses Association, and each year she lobbies as an advocate for senior citizens and children. She is active in the Zion Baptist Church and she served as a Girl Scout leader for over twenty years. Mrs. Ruffin's activities have earned her many awards.