About

Stephanie J. Richmond

I am an assistant professor of history at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA.

I received my Ph.D. in History at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. My dissertation focused on women abolitionists and the development of early feminist thought in the transatlantic antislavery movement. Prior to completing my dissertation, I worked as an archivist at a variety of institutions.

My current research projects can be found under “works in progress.” My digital humanities work can also be found on this website.

You can follow me on twitter at @profrichmond

The Site

The name of this site references the crossing of water as part of the middle passage, and also the crossings of water that people seeking freedom made, and those that brought women together to fight against slavery and to build their own networks to fight for women’s equality. Crossing water is a symbol of change, growth and overcoming obstacles.