Attention, readers! Are you looking for a new book to read? Are you interested in the intersection of disability and Black history?
Then you might want to check out a fantastic new book: “The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America,” by Jenifer Barclay, PhD.
Around 10% of America’s enslaved population was affected by disability. What happened to these folks?
As the book explains, many of them served in essential roles, working as caregivers and healers and storytellers.