Surviving Southampton

  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Africa Room

Join us as University of Kentucky's Dr. Vanessa M. Holden author of Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner's Community (2021) for a discussion of her new book.

Dr. Vanessa M. Holden (she/her) received her Ph.D. in African American and Women's and Gender History from Rutgers University. She currently has a dual appointment in both the Department of History and the program in African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on African American women and slavery in the antebellum South. Her areas of interest are the history resistance and rebellion, gender history, and the history of sex/sexuality. She offers courses in American History, African American History, and African American Studies. She is also the director of the Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative.