For centuries, enslaved women have artfully, strategically, and sometimes successfully staged resistance to their oppression. They operated in secretive ways, manipulating a system so engulfed in itself that it failed to recognize worthy opponents. Those women used their intellect, as opposed to staging grand violent rebellions, to create subtle, surreptitious strategies against evil in a hostile and unforgiving world. A few examples here serve as representations of the many in the diaspora.
Eva Semien Baham, Ph.D.
Eva Semien Baham is an assistant professor of history at Dillard University. She focuses on social and cultural histories, primarily on Louisiana’s African American communities. In doing so, she meshes historical and genealogical methods. Her most recent book publication is "African Americans in Covington (Louisiana)"; and in the Journal of Louisiana History, “A Genealogist and a Historian Walk Into the Archives: Searching for My People in Louisiana.” Prior to her appointment at Dillard, Dr. Baham taught at Southern University in Baton Rouge, as an associate professor of history. She teaches world and United States history and the African diaspora. She also conducts genealogical research of south Louisiana families under the umbrella of her organization, Université sans murs (University without Walls).