“She Would Not Go Anyhow”: Freedwomen in Post–Civil War Fairfax County (1865–1872)
Virginia Tech, US
Courtney Ebersohl, a senior from Fairfax, Virginia, graduated in the spring of 2019 with a dual degree in history and French, with a minor in art history. She intends to pursue a graduate degree in history, focusing on the intersections of race and gender during the American Civil War era. She is particularly interested in southern African American women’s experiences during Reconstruction. She hopes to be a lifelong learner, advocate, teacher, and researcher.