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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

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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. 

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Hostess Tamia Thomas

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Commission Lotson at the Lt. Colonel Emma D. Hamilton USCT Library

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Executive Director Hermina Glass-Hill with Institute Board member Rebecca Byrd-Smith

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Dr. Bertice Berry reading her novel BlackWorld for Commissioner Lotson and Carla Richardson

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Part of the Exhibit

visit the institute's permanent exhibit in hinesville


Susie King

Taylor: Geechee


of Freedom

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

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The Susie King Taylor Women's Institute and Ecology Center is honored to be a recipient of a 2022 grant from the 1772 Foundation. We will use the grant funds to facilitate  programs on climate change, environmental justice, and the resilience of Geechee communities in Georgia. 

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