Vanderbilt Prof To Explore Shifting Racial Identities in March 7 Talk
by Sean Flynt on 2012-02-27
Vanderbilt Law School professor Daniel J. Sharfstein will speak about his 2011 book, "The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White," at Samford University Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m. in Brock Forum (Dwight Beeson Hall).
The lecture comes just weeks after a Pew Research Center study revealed that marriage across racial and ethnic lines is increasingly common, but Sharfstein reveals how individuals and whole families commonly crossed the "color line" in earlier centuries.
The lecture is free-of-charge and open to the public.