Mamie Garvin Fields

Smiling Mamie Garvin Fields in a light dress holding light colored roses.

Mamie Garvin Fields. Image from Black Then: Discovering Our History.

(1888-1987) Born in Charleston, SC, Mamie Garvin Fields was a teacher, civil rights and religious activist, and memoirist. She became one of the first African American teachers to be hired in Charleston County, South Carolina.