Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the next installment of its 2023 Lecture Series. Nikki Taylor, Howard University, will present her talk “Enslaved Women, ‘Wild Justice’ and Lethal Resistance to Slavery.”
Enslaved African Americans practiced different forms of resistance in response to their enslavement. These varied between passive and active ways, and intentional
slowdowns, feigned illnesses, sabotage, and arson were most common forms of resistance. Sometimes, resistance also became violent. In this talk, Dr. Taylor
examines enslaved women who used lethal violence to resist slavery from the colonial to antebellum eras, challenging all previous interpretations about the nature
of their resistance.
Frontier Culture Museum’s 2023 Lecture Series
The Frontier Culture Museum is the biggest open-air living history museum in the Shenandoah Valley. Every year, the museum hosts a six-part lecture series with different speakers from various areas of the country. The 2023 iteration is presented both in-person and online, and is supported in part by funding from Virginia Humanities.