How a woman found her true cultural heritage
What would you do if you discovered that one of your parents was not what they were saying?
That’s what happened to Gail Lukasik when she found out she had “passed away” as her white mother fleeing U.S. racial segregation in the twentieth century. At the beginning of the century.
In fact, he was a mixed race, but he kept it secret for the rest of his life and Gail ordered him to keep it a secret until after his death.
Gail has turned her story into a book called White Like Her.
Video produced by Trystan Young.
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