Pollard, Artissmisia

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Artissmisia Pollard Soundex Code P463

Being fortunate enough to have the support of parents like Catherine Amanda Pollard and John William Pollard, it’s easy to see how their children set high goals in academics, music, and athletics. The eldest was their daughter, Artissmisia who attended Brown University (Providence, RI) and earned a degree in nursing. Just like her parents, she had her own business and was the first black Registered Nurse in Illinois. Being the oldest and having success, Artemesia put pressure on her siblings to also do well.