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

Continue exploring Missouri’s past with Martha S. Jones, author of “All Bound Up Together”: The Woman Question in African-American Public Culture, 1830- 1900. She will share the powerful and tragic story of Celia, who was purchased by a local man in Callaway County and suffered tremendously for years before she stood up for her basic human right to decide her own fate. 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.

The talk is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to start the evening at 6 p.m. with a light reception. A book signing for Jones 2007 release “All Bound Up Together”: The Woman Question in African-American Public Culture, 1830- 1900 (North Carolina Press) will immediately follow the talk.

The lecture series, which is a collaboration between the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies and MU’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, explores the history of African Americans in Missouri from pre-statehood to the present.

We welcome accommodations requests for people with disabilities. If you have a request, please contact us at 573-884-0640.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:00pm

Jesse Hall, Jesse Auditorium
Columbia, MO 65211

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Lectures, Alumni, Students, Diversity, Faculty, Staff, Food/Drink, Parents, Readings and book signings

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