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Jews of Color in Early America with Author Laura Leibman

Jews of Color in Early America with Author Laura Leibman
Jan 30 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jews of Color in Early America with Author Laura Leibman

BOOK TALK: LIVE AT THE BREMAN

Jews of Color in Early America
with Author Laura Leibman
When: January 30th, 2:00PM
Cost: Free Virtual Event

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia presents this exclusive author talk with Professor Laura Leibman author of Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family. Professor Leibman  will share the extraordinary story of a Jewish genealogist from a prominent American family with a Jewish American pedigree going back before the Revolutionary War. She was searching for her grandmother's maternal line, and expected to find wealthy Sephardic Jews. Instead, she found poor, enslaved ancestors whose life stories will upend many of the ideas that we have about ourselves.


About Laura Leibman

Today my own research reflects this love of visual language and codes.  While my Ph.D. is in textual analysis, much of my current work revolves around material culture and space. Working on location is often key to my analysis, as I tend to think of spaces experientially and performatively.  Likewise my early training in collecting data for my parents and in mapping while working in conservation biology have made seriation studies of objects like gravestones an obvious part of my work. Whereas once I used record books to help record scale counts today I often use photography while on location to help me focus on and remember different details about the objects.

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