June 22 | Wednesday | 7:30 p.m.
AND SHE STOOD LIKE THIS
Post-Show Panel Conversation
In the antebellum south, Free Women of Color were forced to wrap their heads as a sign of their lack of status. As result this ritual has survived through the times and in modern day culture it remains an outlet of individual expression, serving as a celebration of ancestry and remains a universal symbol of the resilience of black women. How did free women of color come to be? How did the plaçage system develop as an outlet for survival? Join us for a riveting post-show discussion as we unpack the story of women of color in the antebellum south and how the Louisiana Purchase affected the lives and rights of free women of color.
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