Freedwomen, Fashion and the Contest for Public Space in the Post-Emancipation South

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Presentation on the sharp confrontation between female ex-slaves and their former masters and mistresses over the freedom to wear clothing which whites regarded as 'inappropriate' for Blacks. Discussion grounded in history of sumptuary laws, wider contest over the meaning of freedom, the particular challenges faced by Black women in the post-emancipation public sphere.
Period03 Mar 2008
Event titleFirst Mondays: QUB Women's History Colloquium
Event typeSeminar
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal