Today in History–August 6–the Library of Congress features Susie King Taylor, a teacher, nurse, and author who was born on a plantation in Georgia on this date in 1848. Learn more about Taylor and her Civil War service and remembrances by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this lifelong caretaker.
Library blog posts
- Susie King Taylor: The Courage of an African American Nurse and Teacher Picture This!
- Education in Enslaved Communities Teaching with the Library
- Honoring African American Contributions in Medicine: Nurses Inside Adams
- A Visual Salute to Nurses Picture This!
Life Story: Susie Baker King Taylor Women & the American Story
Susie King Taylor National Park Service