Harriet Jacobs on Rape and Slavery, 1860

Harriet Jacobs on Rape and Slavery, 1860 Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in North Carolina. After escaping to New York, Jacobs eventually wrote a narrative of her enslavement under the pseudonym of Linda Brent. In this excerpt Jacobs explains her experience struggling with sexual assault from her master.     The secrets of slavery … Continue reading Harriet Jacobs on Rape and Slavery, 1860