First Sunday Lecture
An African-American History Month Event
- Date: 02/04/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Smyrna Public Library
100 Village Green Circle SE
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
FIRST SUNDAY LECTURE
"Susie King Taylor: An African-American Woman’s Civil War Experience"
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
Speaker: Mary Wallace Moore, Smyrna Public Library Director
In 1902, native Georgian, Susie King Taylor published a memoir of her experiences as a newly freed slave working for African-American Federal Troops during the Civil War. Mrs. Taylor provides a window into camp life from a unique perspective. Re-visiting Mrs. Taylor's memoir is an excellent way to celebrate this year's theme for African-American History Month -- "African Americans in Times of War."
Speaker Biography: Mary Moore has been the director of Smyrna Library for five years. Mrs. Moore ran across a mention of Susie King Taylor while reading online. Surprised that she had never heard of Mrs. Taylor before, Mrs. Moore began researching Mrs. Taylor's life and work.