Program: Once We Were Slaves with Author Laura Leibman - Jews of Color in Early America #announcements #events #jgs-iajgs


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia, Atlanta Jews of Color Council, and The Breman Museum
Professor Laura Leibman speaking about her book -
Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family.

Sunday, January 30, 2022
2:00 pm Eastern Time
Zoom Event

While visiting the American Jewish Historical Society Archives, Dr. Leibman found two eighteenth century ivory miniatures painted in watercolor. They were portraits of the ancestors of a wealthy Jewish heiress who donated them to the archives. Leibman traced the family back through New York, Philadelphia, London, Suriname and Barbados. But instead of the expected Sephardic ancestry, discovered a surprisingly complex and multiracial family.

Join us for this free Zoom event to learn more about the history, the records, and the journeys of this racially mixed Jewish family.

Preregistration is required!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, Georgia