Powerful story of Susie Taylor, the 1st black army nurse who never got paid

Powerful story of Susie Taylor, the 1st black army nurse who never got paid

- A baby girl born in Savannah, Georgia in 1848 named Susie Taylor became the 1st black army nurse and never got paid for her work

- Susie married Edward King, a black non-commissioned officer in the First South Carolina Volunteers of African Descent, and followed her husband's regiment to help save lives

- Her journey to attaining the historic feat started when she was born into slavery with her grandmother who chose to educate the girl although it was against the law

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Susie Taylor, born in 1848, was the first-ever black nurse to be assigned to a war-zone and she worked relentlessly to save the lives without getting any monetary rewards.

Reports sighted by YEN.com.gh on Battlefields.org and Ghanaportal.net indicate that Susie, apart from being a nurse, was also a teacher, author, and memoirist at a time when slavery was rife.

She became the first Black Army nurse when she was recruited to cater to the troop and was later assigned to the 33rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

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Susie's journey started back in Savannah, Georgia when she was born into slavery with her grandmother.

Despite Georgia’s harsh laws against the formal education of African-Americans, Susie's granny sent her to secret schools where she learned to read and write.

As time went by, one thing led to another and Susie became a laundress who performed essential duties of cooking and washing for black regiments in war zones.

Powerful story of Susie Taylor the 1st black army nurse who never got paid

Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Her literacy proved most useful and she was discovered by Edward King, a black non-commissioned officer in the First South Carolina Volunteers of African Descent, who married her.

Taylor, being the wife of King, followed her husband's regiment, serving as the country’s first Black Army nurse while also teaching soldiers how to read and write during their off-duty hours.

In another breathtaking report by YEN.com.gh, celebrated broadcaster, Nana Yaa Brefo, recently caused a massive stir when she revealed she has been living without a womb.

According to Angelonline.com, the renowned broadcaster, who used to work with Multimedia Group Limited, indicated ]she has been living without a womb for about 13 years.

Nana Yaa Brefo explained on Angel 102.9 FM's Anopa Bofo that she lost her uterus, arguably a significant part of being a woman, after delivery.

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