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

Martha S. Jones, Arthur F. Thurnau professor at the University of Michigan, shares the deeply powerful and 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.

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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.