Time: 20:15 - 21:00
Price: 160/80 (student)
Watching over history
Revolts by African slaves, both on the ships carrying them and later in America, are well-known. What has been excluded from history and forgotten is that these uprisings were largely led in the USA by enslaved women.
American professor Rebecca Hall, herself the grandchild of slaves, has blown the dust off a neglected subject. A feminist and activist, she has trawled old court documents and slave-ship logs for her book Wake – The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts. She has also investigated remains in churchyards, and everywhere found traces of the many women who stood in the forefront of rebellion. In conversation with journalist Joshua Hammer.
Hall will be participating in both the youth programme and the main festival.
The event will be in English.