Video: Amrita Chakrabarti Myers: “Making a Way out of No Way: Black Women in the Old South”
Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, author of Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston, recently gave a talk for the James A. Hutchins Lecture at the Center for the Study of the American South entitled “Making a Way out of No Way: Black Women in the Old South.” In this lecture, she expands upon ideas discussed in her book about how black women fought for freedom in their oppressive environment.
In the video below, you can see Myers’s analysis of the ways in which black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their own vision of freedom.
Amrita Chakrabarti Myers is associate professor of history at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her award -winning book Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston is available now.