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Saturday, April 30 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Academic Expo: When Black Becomes White: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

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This lecture examines the history of African Americans who passed as white between the late eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.  Challenging the idea that passing was an individualistic practice, this talk will demonstrate that passing was deeply embedded in familial relationships and communal politics.


http://www.stanford.edu/dept/history/home/index.html

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Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs is an assistant professor of American history.  She received a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  Her doctoral dissertation examined the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the moment when passing became a problem in the late eighteenth century to the moment when it reportedly “passed out” in the 1950s.  Her study makes an effort to better... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Building 320 Room 105 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

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