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Susie King Taylor

African-American author, teacher, and Union Army nurse. She released her memoir — Reminiscences of MY ENTIRE LIFE in Camp using the 33d USA Colored Troops, Later 1st S.C. Volunteers — in 1902. At age thirteen, she escaped to Union-occupied St. Simons Isle, Georgia, where she eventually create a college for previously enslaved children. Soon after the conclusion from the American Civil Battle, she proved helpful in Boston, Massachusetts being a local servant. She was created into slavery in Liberty State, Georgia. Her initial relationship was to 33rd U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment official Edward Ruler; after King’s loss of life, she wedded Russell L. Taylor. She and Phillis Wheatley had been both freed slaves-turned-authors.

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