Dr. Beverly Bond, Co-Director of the Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866 Project will deliver a lecture on the campus of Austin Peay University Thursday, March 31st at 4:00pm in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and APSU Student Life and Engagement Dr. Bond’s lecture is a part of Women’s History Month at the school. Titled “Oh, I am a Woman! I am a Woman!: Gender and the 1866 Memphis Massacre,” the lecture tackles the impact of the Memphis Massacre on its female victims.
In an interview with the Clarksville Online, Dr. Bond said about her upcoming talk:
What I’m looking at are the events that took place from the perspective of how it impacted women. I’m looking at the women who were victimized by robberies, rapes, assaults and the destruction of their houses and property and trying to find a common feature in their stories. I think the most common feature I’ve found is the connection the women had to black (Union Army) soldiers and the ease with which they could be identified as having some connection to those men. “These were women just a year or two out of slavery, and they stepped forward to testify and say ‘we own our bodies and those men had no right to abuse them in this way,’”
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on the lecture, contact Dr. Minoa Uffelman at firstname.lastname@example.org.