Examining Maternal Resistance of Enslaved Jamaican Women

Date(s) - Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

African American Research Library & Cultural Center


In honor of Women’s History Month, Cultural Conversations at the Center presents an evening of discussion with Dr. Sasha Turner, author of the award-winning book Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica, which examines the maternal health practices of enslaved Jamaican women. Dr. Turner reveals the little-known reproductive history of Black women in bondage, examining how they engaged in “maternal resistance” against their colonial oppressors.

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