Becoming White: Reinterpreting a Family Story by Putting Race Back into the Picture

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I grew up hearing stories about a great-great-grandmother who immigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. by way of New Orleans. According to stories, she was a linguist who spoke four or five languages fluently, an accomplished seamstress, and a medium. (My siblings and I loved the idea [...]

Installment #4; “Black People Don’t Float and Swim:”

2016-11-29T17:39:38+00:00

Unlearning Another Lie that Jim Crow Taught By Dr. Sherick Hughes | Originally Published at Saturday, June 1, 2013 | Special thanks to the Author Dr. Sherick Hughes, and the creator of History and Family Blog, Christine E. Sleeter, PhD. Unfortunately, the phrase “Black people don’t [...]

Installment #3 “Did You Know Yo’ Mama was White?”

2016-11-29T17:39:38+00:00

Using New Interracial Family Evidence to Trouble Jim Crow and Me (and You)Preparing to share and receive sensitive family history By Dr. Sherick Hughes | Originally Published at History and Family Blog Thursday, May 27, 2013 | Special thanks to the Author Dr. Sherick Hughes, and [...]

Installment 2: “I Don’t Think That’s My Daddy:”

2016-11-29T17:39:39+00:00

Unlearning Another Lie that Jim Crow Taught By Dr. Sherick Hughes | Originally Published at History and Family Blog Saturday, June 1, 2013 | Special thanks to the Author Dr. Sherick Hughes, and the creator of History and Family Blog, Christine E. Sleeter, PhD. Preparing to [...]