Rosa Parks Museum to host Women's History Month lecture

Posted: Tuesday, 13 March 2012

MONTGOMERY—To mark Women's History Month, Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a lecture on the oral slave narratives of African American women on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m.

The event will be held inside the museum auditorium, and admission is free and open to the public.

Presented by Dr. DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor, "Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts: African American Women's Oral Slave Narratives" will address the significance of African American women's oral slave narratives and oral tradition in African American culture.

She will also highlight the three slave narratives that are featured in her book, "Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts: Three African American Women's Oral Slave Narratives" (SUNY Press 2006), including the stories of "Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon: A Tale of Southern Slave Life" (1861), "The Story of Mattie J. Jackson" (1866), and "Sylvia Dubois, A Biography of The Slave Who Whipped Her Mistress and Gained Her Freedom" (1883).

Dr. Minor is an associate professor for gender and race studies at the University of Alabama.

For more information, contact museum curator Viola Moten at 334-241-8701 or