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Raising to Legal Consciousness Sexual Assaults on Black Women

Vanessa Adams-Harris:

"Who Will Sing for Lena?"


Vanessa Adams-Harris' one woman show about Lena Baker a black domestic worker in the Jim Crow south who killed a white man in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1944 and was sentenced by an all-white male jury to die by electrocution in 1945.

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This video was recorded on March 19, 2012 as part of the conference, "Disrupting the Script: Raising to Legal Consciousness Assaults on Black Women." It was sponsored by the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University.