New Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI) Exhibition on Black Women

New Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI) Exhibition on Black Women

Hidden Voices: Enslaved Women in the Lowcountry and U.S. South explores the history of Black women in the American South from the Antebellum era to the Reconstruction era. Focusing on the experiences of enslaved women in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry in both rural and urban contexts, the exhibit examines African American women’s labor, interconnected relationships, and cultural practices. It reveals the types of violence they were subjected to as well as the joys and triumphs they created for themselves. By exploring the history of slavery through the lens of gender, Hidden Voices illuminates African American women’s specific experiences and contributions. Published December 2020 and curated by Emily West, Professor of History, University of Reading, assisted by Sian David, Undergraduate Student, University of Reading.


See Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture’s artifacts in this discussion of Enslaved Women in Charleston and Savannah.