6:00 - 7:00
In Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, Dr. Rebecca Hall details her search to find the stories of women warriors left out of the historical record.
In this conversation, we discuss her practice, which she calls “ancestry in progress,” honoring enslaved women’s resistance for an empowered present that imagines resilient Black futures.
Dr. Rebecca Hall is a scholar, activist and educator, who writes and speaks on the history of race, gender, law and resistance, as well as on climate justice and intersectional feminist theory. Her areas of research include the legal history of slavery and the slave trade, African American women’s history and current legacies of slavery. Rebecca has taught at U.C. Santa Cruz, Berkeley Law, UC Berkeley’s history department and at the University of Utah.