Making History launches with a profile on Charity Folks: "Making History is a groundbreaking platform dedicated to the discovery and remembrance of women’s stories globally. This project is being launched as an eight-part digital series beginning with a profile on Charity Folks--a woman born into slavery, whose unprecedented accumulation of real estate led to financial … Continue reading VIDEO: Charity Folks (Making History Trailer)
Daina Ramey Berry, LaShawn Harris, Tiffany Gill, Jessica Millward, Catherine Clinton, and Deborah Gray White discuss Harriet Tubman on C-Span: Harriet Tubman and the Twenty Dollar Bill Scholars talked about the historical significance of the decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the front of the twenty dollar bill, as well as the … Continue reading Harriet Tubman Twenty Dollar Bill | Video | C-SPAN.org
Jessica Millward writes: "African-American rights in Baltimore have always been in jeopardy. The recently released report from the Department of Justice on the Baltimore Police Department is sobering, but not surprising. "As a scholar of early African-American history in Maryland, I see similarities between laws regarding enslaved and free blacks living in Baltimore prior to … Continue reading Millward on the DOJ Report on Baltimore and the African-American Freedom Struggle
Jessica Millward discussed her book, "Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland," where she places enslaved women in Maryland at the center of the long struggle for African American freedom.
Jessica Millward, "Black Women’s History and the Labor of Mourning," Souls 18 (2016): 161- 165 Millward on mourning and doing histories of enslaved and free women of African descent: "This special volume of Souls provides the occasion to discuss the hidden labor involved in the production of Black women’s history. This article argues that contemporary … Continue reading ARTICLE: Millward on Black Women’s History and Mourning
Jessica Millward, Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. via UGA Press: "Finding Charity’s Folk highlights the experiences of enslaved Maryland women who negotiated for their own freedom, many of whom have been largely lost to historical records. Based on more than fifteen hundred manumission records and … Continue reading BOOK: Millward on Charity Folks, Free and Enslaved Women in Maryland
Jessica Millward,. “‘That All Her Increase Shall Be Free’: Enslaved Women’s Bodies and the Maryland 1809 Law of Manumission.” Women’s History Review 21, no. 3 (2012): 363–378. Abstract: This article investigates the relationship between manumission laws and enslaved women's bodies in Maryland, USA. The point of departure is the 1809 ‘Act to Ascertain and Declare … Continue reading ARTICLE: Millward on Enslaved Women, Bodies, and Maryland Manumission Law
In the summer of 2007, the Journal of Women's History (19:2) published a roundtable on "The History of Women and Slavery: Considering the Impact of Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South on the Twentieth Anniversary of Its Publication." According to the "Introduction" by Jennifer L. Morgan, the roundtable was originally a … Continue reading Women of Color and Slavery in the United States