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White like her : my family's story of race and racial passing.

Lukasik, Gail, (author.). Berry, Kenyatta D., (writer of foreword.).
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  • ISBN: 9781510724150 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 151072415X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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White Like Her: My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik's mother's 'passing,' Gail's struggle with the shame of her mother's choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother's decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother's fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother's racial lineage, tracing her family back to eighteenth-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to terms with her decision to publicly out her mother, Gail changed how she looks at race and heritage. With a foreword written by Kenyatta Berry, host of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow, this unique and fascinating story of coming to terms with oneself breaks down barriers.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Kalina, Alvera Frederic, 1921-2014.
Lukasik, Gail > Family.
Passing (Identity) > United States > Case studies.
Racially mixed women > Race identity > United States.
Racially mixed women > United States > Biography.
African American women > Race identity > Case studies.
African Americans > Race identity > Case studies.
Mothers and daughters > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
Electronic books.
United States > Race relations.

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