Historical Marker Dedication: Susie King Taylor (1848-1912)

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
11:00 am

A Georgia historical marker recognizing Susie King Taylor will be dedicated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Midway First Presbyterian Church in Midway, Georgia.

Historical Marker Dedication: Susie King Taylor (1848-1912)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Midway First Presbyterian Church
672 N Coastal Hwy, Midway, GA 31320

The marker reads:

Susie King Taylor (1848-1912)

Educator, nurse, and author Susannah “Susie” Baker King Taylor was born into an enslaved family on the Grest Plantation in Liberty County, Georgia. Educated as a child in secret schools in Savannah, she escaped slavery in 1862 during the Civil War. In 1863 she married Sgt. Edward King of the first all-black U.S. Army regiment, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers/33rd U.S. Colored Troops. Moving with his regiment, she served as nurse, laundress, and teacher. After the war, she opened schools for African Americans in Savannah and Midway. In 1874, King moved to Boston, returning to Midway in 1879 to marry Russell Taylor at the Medway Chapel and School located here. In 1902, she published her memoir, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd United States Colored Troops. Susie King Taylor is buried in Massachusetts.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, Waters Foundation, and the Susie King Taylor Women’s Institute & Ecology Center