reFraming: African American Female Landowners in the Alabama Black Belt

- Upshaw, Allison
How did African American women come to be landowners? How did they hold their land when the national and state laws were not supportive of women’s rights? How did Black women hold their land through the laws of Jim Crow and the midnight rides of the KKK?

Slavery, Jim Crow, patriarchy, and family provide the context for our discussion. Dr. Upshaw’s creative use of nonfiction narratives will bring these women’s stories to life.