Susie King Taylor

AUTHOR, TEACHER, NURSE

REMINISCENCES OF MY LIFE

The only African American woman to publish a memoir entitled Reminiscences Of My Life In Camp With The 33rd United States Colored Troops. The book was privately published in 1902

SECRET TEACHER

The first to teach slaves (children and adults) like herself to read and write. Also taught soldiers when they were off duty during the Civil War.

FIRST BLACK ARMY NURSE

14 YEAR OLD TEACHES OTHERS

A TRUE HEROINE

Influenced other African American women such as Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, to join the ranks to care for the soliders as nurses.

OLDEST OF 9 CHILDREN

Born into slavery in Liberty County, Georgia on August 6, 1848. Died in 1912 at the age of 64 and buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rolindale, Massachuettes.