The Story of Mary Fields
Mary Fields was born into slavery around 1832…maybe in Tennessee. That is how all accounts of her begin because well, we don’t know much else about her early years. However, we do know that Mary goes on to impact many lives not only as a caretaker, but as a savvy business women and compassionate citizen. This Complicated Woman of History provides a perfect example of perseverance and friendship.
Join us this week as we explore the story of Stagecoach Mary Fields along her fiery persona, tough exterior and very tender heart. For more information about Mary you can check out a transcript of this weeks episode on the Harpy Media Blog. You’ll find some cool photos to put faces to some of the names and references to further your reading. Want more Complicated Women of History? Check out last weeks episode The Story of Ida Mayfield Wood
Also, if you like hearing these stories, you might like another podcast produced by Harpy Media, Autobiography Book Club. Join Jill and Leah as they discuss one female autobiography a month. Jump in anytime and read as much or as little as you like.