Passing: Crossing the (so called) Racial Boundaries

Woodridge Library

Passing: Crossing the (so called) Racial Boundaries

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 3 p.m.

Join the Bethel Dukes Branch of  the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and the Woodridge Neighborhood Library for a presentation by Linda White on passing.  With DNA tests, many of those who identify as white are discovering African ancestry.  How could that be?  Maybe it’s because some of their black ancestors "passed" as white. Linda Crichlow White discusses some of the literature about passing and illustrates some people in her family who crossed the color line while discussing some of the implications for everyone--those  who are discovering new ancestors; health matters; social histories and connecting with your DNA cousins.