Date:Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12:00 PM—1:30 PM
Event Type:Special Events
Age Group:Family (All Ages)
In this program for home-schooled students, Kuumba storyteller LaDoris Bias-Davis will bring to life the stories of Susie King Taylor and Carrie Steele Logan. Susie King Taylor, America’s first black army nurse, cared for black soldiers during the Civil War. After the war, she touched the lives of many Georgians working as a teacher for former slaves. Carrie Steele Logan, founder of the Carrie Steele Orphan Home in Atlanta, began caring for homeless African-American children in a railroad boxcar. In 1888, the Carrie Steele Orphan Home officially opened with a contract from Fulton County. It’s still in operation today under the name Carrie Steele-Pitts Home and provides care and shelter for children in need.