To celebrate Black History Month, we wanted to talk about some prominent historical figures. Dr Benedetta Rossi discusses Tadoutchi, a former slave woman whose acts of resistance undermined slavery.
In this video UCL History's Dr Benedetta Rossi tells the story of Tadoutchi, a former slave woman whose acts of resistance in the first half of the 20th century undermined slavery in what is now the Republic of the Niger.
Benedetta has recently joined us from the University of Birmingham and between October 2020 and September 2025, she holds an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council on African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB).
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If you'd like to read more about Black History, be sure to take a look at our Black History Resources page, which has loads of excellent resources as recommended by our staff and students.