Crystal Feimster: “Chasing Freedom: Runaways, Fugitives and Contraband”

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:45am
African American Studies Department See map
81 Wall St., Room 201

Crystal Feimster is Associate Professor of African American Studies and American Studies. Feimster’s academic focus is racial and sexual violence; currently, she is completing a project on rape during the American Civil War. Her book, Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, focuses on two women journalists, Ida B. Wells, who campaigned against lynching, and Rebecca Latimer Felton, who urged white men to prove their manhood by lynching black men accused of raping white women.

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