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December 2015

Book Talk – A Chosen Exile: The History of Racial Passing

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NCRM Hooks•Hyde Hall,
450 Mulberry St
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Allyson Hobbs, a professor of History at Stanford University, has written a remarkable book entitled Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in America. This title has many key links to the museum’s history ranging from the era of Jim Crow to the most recent scandals. By the dawning of the civil rights era, more and more racially mixed Americans felt the loss of kin and community was too much to bear, that it was time to “pass out” and embrace a black identity.

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