Peake Series: Suzie King Taylor’s Civil War with Kelly Hancock
March 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Susie King Taylor was the only African-American woman to publish a memoir about her wartime experiences with the army. A former slave, educated in secret, Taylor served as a teacher, laundress, and nurse with the 33rd United States Colored Troops.
This series is named in honor of Mary S. Peake (nee Kelsey), one of the many African American women who dedicated their time and lives to education under the most difficult of circumstances. The Peake Series pairs highlights from key Civil War stories in our award-winning exhibit “A People’s Contest: Struggles for Nation and Freedom in Civil War America” with special virtual programs featuring ACWM educators for an unforgettable experience for your students. Join us throughout the months of February and March as we explore lesser-known stories of the Civil War, and look at some familiar ones with fresh perspectives. All programs are free for teachers and students to attend. Simply register for the program you want to attend on our website and join our Zoom meetings every Wednesday at 9 am and 3 pm EST.