Mildred Taylor

Mildred Taylor

About Mildred Taylor

Mildred DeLois Taylor (born September 13, 1943, in Jackson, Mississippi) is an African-American author, known for her works exploring the struggle faced by African-American families in the Deep South. Mildred Taylor lived in Jackson as a child only a short time, then moved to Toledo, Ohio, where she spent most of her childhood. She now lives in Colorado with her daughter. She has expressed her views on the Great Depression as an economical crisis, as well as slavery.