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Black Women in Slavery's Archive: Silence, Resistance, and Resonances

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Homewood Museum

3400 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

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How did enslaved and free women of African descent navigate bondage in urban settings and across households? This talk, by Jessica Marie Johnson, Ph.D., explores the varied strategies women of African descent used to create autonomy for themselves, even in the intimate—and often violent—terrain of slaveholding cities. A special focus will be placed on women in households and the role these domestic spaces played in constructing gender.

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6:30 p.m. talk



Jessica Marie Johnson is an assistant professor in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University, where her research focuses on Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of the forthcoming Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World, and co-editor of Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar.

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