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Presentation by Prof. Jessica Marie Johnson

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Professor Jessica Marie Johnson presented her new book to the Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice.  Professor Johnson is an Assistant Professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University.  Her celebrated new book, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World, shows how African women struggled to resist and adapt to enslavement, exploitation and patriarchy.  The book covers a range of cases and archival materials from Senegal to French Saint-Domingue, Spanish Cuba, and the Gulf Coast, with New Orleans playing a prominent role in the structure of her book.