Gwendolyn (Gwen) Davis

photo of Gwen Davis in blue blouse smiling
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Interview Date(s):Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Location:Rutgers University-Newark
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Gwendolyn (Gwen) Davis was born in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1939 and was raised by her grandmother in a suburb of Washington called Lincoln Hill until her grandmother’s death. Davis spent the rest of her childhood and adulthood with her parents in Newark, where she eventually became a nurse. In the 1980s and 1990s, Davis worked directly with HIV/AIDS patients doing intake interviews in emergency rooms and working on awareness campaigns in schools and hospitals.