By THEODORA AIDOO via https://face2faceafrica.com
It’s been said that she fended off an angry pack of wolves with her rifle, had “the temperament of a grizzly bear,” and was not above a gunfight.
Mary Fields is the first African-American woman to carry mail who stood out and became a Wild West legend.
She’s known to be the toughest freaking mail carrier anyone would want to meet. When she was freed as a slave after the end of the Civil War, she headed for the Mississippi River.
Fields was born into slavery around 1832 in Hickman County, Tennessee. She spent the first thirty ..