Farah Peterson

Farah Peterson is a law professor and legal historian at the University of Chicago Law School.

On Our Knees

What the history of a gesture can tell us about Black creative power

by Farah Peterson | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The Patriot Slave

The dangerous myth that blacks in bondage chose not to be free in revolutionary America

by Farah Peterson | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Black Lives and the Boston Massacre

John Adams’s famous defense of the British may not be, as we’ve always understood it, the ultimate expression of principle and the rule of law

by Farah Peterson | Monday, December 03, 2018