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Susie King Taylor was born into slavery in 1848 in Georgia. She secretly attended school and learned to read, and at the age of 14 she became free. Seeking safety behind Union lines, she soon joined the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first black regiment in the U.S. Army. There, she worked her way from a laundress to a reading instructor.
After the war, she moved back to Georgia and opened a private school for the children of freemen, but unexpected challenged forced the school to close. Susie went back to being a domestic servant, until she moved to Boston and devoted the next several decades to the Woman’s Relief Corps, and organization for female Civil War veterans. Susie published her memoir in 1902, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Late First S.C. Volunteers, making her the only African American woman ever to publish an account of her experiences in the Civil War.
This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment’s shape for longer.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
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Photo public domain. [Susie King Taylor, known as the first African American Army nurse]. Boston : Published by the author, 1902 [from a photograph taken between 1862 and 1866]. Library of Congress 2018663038.