• Day 8 – Seven Years a Slave (Hiding Under a Porch)

    Before Anita Hill, Carmita Woods,  Mechelle Vinson or other women part of the #METOO movement sharing their experiences of  sexual harassment,  there was former slave, abolitionist and author Harriet Jacobs. Welcome to Day 8! Harriet Ann Jacobs was the first woman to author a slave narrative called Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.  Written by herself and self-published in 1861, the book addressed the struggles and sexual abuse of young women on the plantations, the anguish faced by slave mothers who faced the loss of their children, and the decisions she made to gain freedom for herself and her children.  Her story showed the power of resourcefulness, courage and an undying…