Genealogy & Racial Passing; Author Mary Doria Russell
Parma native and award winning author, Gail Lukasik discovered in 1995 that her mother had kept a deep family secret from her. Her mother was half-black, but was passing as a white woman, and begged Gail not to reveal her true identity. Lukasik will be speaking about her family's story, which she turned into a book in 2017, this week in Lakewood, and we'll discuss the complicated waters of genealogy and race, on The Sound of Ideas. Later, Lyndhurst author, Mary Doria Russell, talks about her new historical novel: The Women of the Copper Country.
-Gail Lukasik, Award-winning Author, “White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing”
-Sunny Morton, Contributing Editor, Family Tree Magazine & Genealogy Educator
-Sandra Milton, Reference Desk Assistant, Geauga West Branch of the Geauga County Public Library
-Mary Doria Russell, Author, The Women of the Copper Country