Gail Lukasik "White Like Her" with Dr. Tracy Vaughn-Manley
Join us as we welcome author Gail Lukasik, to discuss her much talked about memoir WHITE LIKE HER: My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing.
Gail Lukasik was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a ballerina with the Cleveland Civic Ballet Company. She has worked as a choreographer, freelance writer, editor, and college lecturer. Recently, Gail appeared on PBS Genealogy Roadshow (St. Louis Central Public Library). She said, "I'm a mystery author who's never been able to solve my own family mystery." The show solved the mystery and revealed her mother's life-changing secret. PBS was so intrigued by her story that they invited her back to update her story. She is also the author of several mystery novels featuring the character Leigh Girard.
The Washington Post named White Like Her one of the most inspired stories of 2017.
White Like Her tells the story of my mother’s passing, my struggle with the shame of her choice, and my subsequent inner journey of self-discovery and redemption.
Dr. Tracy Vaughn-Manley is an Associate professor of instruction, in African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is also a CHARLES DEERING MCCORMICK distinguished professor of instruction and the African American Studies Director of Undergraduate Students.