Susie King Taylor, Nurse, Teacher, and Author
Susie King Taylor, teacher, nurse, and laundress attached to the 1st South Carolina Volunteers (also known as the 33rd United States Colored Troops) wrote the first autobiographical account of the Civil War from her perspective as a former female slave. To learn more, review these Connections blog entries about her from 2009: January 3rd and January 5th.
The Civil War Preservation Trust has posted a packet on the life and impact of Susie King Taylor within its Gifted and Talented curriculum. The CWPT tries to engage young minds in the study of the people, places, and events during the Civil War. You will find a number of other curriculum packets available on their site as well.