Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
An exploration of the lives of the first generation of black women born in the US after the abolition of slavery
30 minute read
Saidiya Hartman is the author of Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route and Scenes of Subjection. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has been a Cullman Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. She is a professor at Columbia University and lives in New York.