Wilma King


Wilma King, Strickland Professor of African American history, University of Missouri, Columbia, and author of The Essence of Liberty: Free African American Women in the Slave Era and Stolen Childhood, completed graduate degrees in American history at Indiana University. Her current interests focus on enslaved women and children in the criminal justice system as reflected in the May 2005 presentation, "'Mad enough to kill': Slave Girls and Murder in Antebellum Missouri," Slave Women's Lives Conference, Huntington Library, San Marino, California.