Today in History: Susie King Taylor

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.

Susie King Taylor portraits

Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S. C. Volunteers Susie King Taylor

Susie King Taylor: An African American Nurse and Teacher in the Civil War story map

Library blog posts

Life Story: Susie Baker King Taylor Women & the American Story

Susie King Taylor National Park Service

Women’s Relief Corps