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The Life and Legacy of Georgia Geechee Susie King Taylor
A website created by the Susie King Taylor Women's Institute & Ecology Center for research and exhibition purposes.
The Susie King Taylor Women's Institute and Ecology Center, located and grounded in Midway, coastal Georgia, is devoted to honoring the memory of American Heroine of Freedom, Susannah "Susie" Baker King Taylor, also known as Susie King Taylor.
“There are many people who do not know what colored women did during the war.”
~ Susie King Taylor in Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd United States Colored Troops, 1902
Institute Commemorates 161st Anniversary of Susie King Taylor's Escape To Freedom
The Susie King Taylor Women's Institute and Ecology Center celebrated the 161st anniversary of Susie King Taylor's escape to freedom from slavery on April 4 at the Susie King Taylor Museum in downtown Hinesville, Georgia. Attended by Gullah Geechee Cultual Heritage Corridor Commissioner Griffin Lotson, the event included a reading by Dr. Bertice Berry from her new novel BlackWorld.
Hostess Tamia Thomas
Commission Lotson at the Lt. Colonel Emma D. Hamilton USCT Library
Executive Director Hermina Glass-Hill with Institute Board member Rebecca Byrd-Smith
Dr. Bertice Berry reading her novel BlackWorld for Commissioner Lotson and Carla Richardson
Part of the Exhibit
visit the institute's permanent exhibit in hinesville
For her heroism, bravery, courage, and trailblazing leadership during and after the American Civil War, Susie King Taylor is celebrated nationally in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and on the Women's History Trail in Boston, Massachusetts.
Now, Susie is celebrated locally in her birthplace in an exhibit in her home state and in her home county-Liberty County, Georgia!
This permanent exhibit is titled: "SUSIE KING TAYLOR: Our Town. Our Geechee Heroine of Freedom. Our American Patriot of Liberty." Join us in celebrating our namesake, our Geechee Heroine of Freedom, Our American Patriot of Liberty!
Exhibit located at the Liberty County Historical Society office at 101 N. Commerce St in downtown Hinesville.
Free admission! Masks are mandatory.
Open by appointment only. Contact us for an appointment.
American Battlefield Trust, the premiere American battlefield preservation foundation, recognized Susie King Taylor Women's Institute and Ecology Center executive director Hermina Glass-Hill as someone #YouShouldKnow in May 2021.