Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) was an abolitionist, author, and an advocate for the newly emancipated following the Civil War. Her self-published autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was one of the first books to be written that shed light on the horrific sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse suffered by enslaved Black women. … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Harriet Jacobs