#SayHerName: Black Women and State Violence in the Case of Missouri v. Celia, A Slave

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Martha S. Jones, Arthur F. Thurnau professor at the University of Michigan, shares the deeply powerful and unfortunately very tragic story of Celia, who was purchased by a local man in Callaway County and suffered tremendously for years before she eventually stood up for her basic human right to decide her own fate.

About the Presenter

Martha S. Jones

Martha S. Jones is the author of All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African-American Public Culture, 1830- 1900. In addition to her own scholarship, Jones is also the co-director of the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law, and History as well as the Celia Project, which generates new research on the history of sexual violence, women, and slavery.

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