New Voices in Slavery + Freedom Studies: Virtual Book Talk with Jessica Marie Johnson – Sep. 23, 2021

The Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice presents

New Voices in Slavery + Freedom Studies

Thursday, September 23, 12:00-1:30pm EST

Virtual book talk with Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson (History Department, Johns Hopkins University) on Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World.

Winner of the 2020 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize and Finalist for the 2021 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Wicked Flesh draws upon archival documents scattered in institutions across three continents, written in multiple languages and largely from the perspective of colonial officials and slave-owning men, to recreate black women’s experiences from coastal Senegal to French Saint-Domingue to Spanish Cuba to the swampy outposts of the Gulf Coast. 

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Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice and co-sponsored by the History Department, Africana Studies Department, French Department, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Black Latinx Americas xLab, and the Institute for Research on Women.

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