Kidada E. Williams is an associate professor of history at Wayne State University and author of “They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I,” and a forthcoming book about families attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. Next year, she plans to begin writing a book about Detroit’s rape test kit backlog.
Kidada E. Williams
Michigan has made huge strides testing sexual assault evidence. But even in this era of reckoning, black women are deemed unworthy of rape.