Mother Mathilda Beasley was born a free black woman in Savannah. She married into wealth, but when her husband died she gave away her money to found one of the first Catholic religious orders for Black women in the US. Her religious community, one of the first for black women in the U.S., defied the authorities by educating the children of slaves.
- Great African-American Catholics: Remembering Mother Mathilda Beasley, “the idol of the poor”
- A Nun and a Writer: Catholic Savannah Women Honored | Father Pablo
- “The Life of Mathilda Beasley,” The Savannah Biographies, 2011
- Mother Mathilda Beasley – Georgia Historical Society
- Mathilda Taylor Beasley | georgiawomen.org | Georgia Women Achievement
- What Would Mother Mathilda Do? | Connect Savannah
- Mother Mathilda Beasley (1832-1903)
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