'Am I Not a Woman and a Sister': West Midlands Women Abolitionists' Perceptions of and Connections to Black Slave Women from the West Indies, 1787-1860

Location
Arts building - location to be confirmed
Category
Arts and Law, Research
Dates
Thursday 17th October 2019 (18:30-19:30)
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Jasmine Williams, Independent Researcher

Centre for West Midlands History research seminar 2019

‘Am I not a Woman and a Sister’ was a motto of the anti-slavery campaign.  It reflects the experiences of black women and the role of women in the international crusade to eliminate slavery. Jasmine Williams discusses how the campaign illustrated the fundamental role of words, and, whilst advocating the emancipation of black women, elevated the status of all females.