Meet and listen to Dr. Rebecca Hall, a historian, the granddaughter of slaves, a woman haunted by the legacy of slavery, and the author of the graphic novel “Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts.” In partnership with the Utah Humanities.
Book synopsis: Using in-depth archival research and a measured use of historical imagination, Rebecca Hall constructs the likely pasts of women rebels who fought for freedom during the Middle Passage, as well as the stories of women who led slave revolts in Colonial New York. We also follow Rebecca’s own story as the legacy of slavery shapes her life, both during her time as a successful attorney and later as a historian seeking the past that haunts her.
“Not only a riveting tale of Black women’s leadership of slave revolts but an equally dramatic story of engaged scholarship that enabled its discovery.” – Angela Davis
Date: February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm