The 2013 lecture turns to family and marriage to consider how enslaved blacks and newly freed people worked to expand the meaning of freedom.
Tera W. Hunter, Professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University, will be the featured speaker. A scholar of African-American women’s and gender history, Hunter is the author of To ‘Joy My Freedom, an imaginative social history of domestic workers in Atlanta and other southern cities at the turn-of-the-twentieth century. More recently, Hunter has directed her attention to marriage among African Americans in the nineteenth century.
Her upcoming lecture is entitled “‘Bound as Fast in Wedlock as a Slave Can Be’: African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom.”
Co-sponsors: The Center for the Study of the American South, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of American Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Sociology, Office of the Chancellor, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Provost, School of Information and Library Sciences, School of Law, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History