My Personal Connection
UBUNTU! I am because We are.
As executive director of the Susie King Taylor Women's Institute and Ecology Center, I have a personal connection to this history. My maternal great-great-grandfather, Major Martin, escaped slavery and served as a soldier with the United States Colored Troop, aiding in the liberation of enslaved Black people and the unification of this country.
Read my story in Atlanta Magazine, 2014 https://www.atlantamagazine.com/civilwar/the-overlooked-legacy-of-the-civil-wars-black-soldiers/