“Motherhood-Identity-Freedom: Harriet Jacobs’ Story”
Contact: Paula Olsen, email@example.com
Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:30 p.m.
About this discussion: “Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women.”
In 1861, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was published under the pseudonym Linda Brent. The narrative, which blends conventions of the slave narrative, the 19th-century sentimental novel, and the American adventure genre, is now considered the pre-eminent account of an enslaved woman’s life. This talk will introduce Harriet Jacobs, a smart, courageous woman whose incredible yet little-known story vividly depicts the unique evils of slavery women experienced.
To volunteer for a brown bag talk, please contact Paula Olsen, firstname.lastname@example.org