ONLINEHBI Conversations Series With Dr. Laura Leibman

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Dr. Laura Arnold Leibman (Courtesy photo)

Please join the Sandra Seltzer Silberman HBI Conversations Series when we speak with Laura Arnold Leibman, Ph.D., about her work, “Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family.”

In this important American story, Leibman takes a deep look into the background of Blanche Moses, a member of a prominent American Jewish family that can trace its lineage to the time of the American Revolution. An avid, even obsessive genealogist, Moses nonetheless died in 1949 without learning that her grandmother Sarah Brandon Moses had begun her life Christian—and enslaved—in late 18th-century Barbados.

Meticulously tracing the family’s history, Leibman uncovers a largely forgotten population of mixed African and Jewish ancestry—one that constituted as much as 50% of the Jewish communities in Barbados and elsewhere on the Atlantic in the early 1800s. In doing so, Leibman not only sheds new light on the fluidity of race in early America and the role of religion in racial shift, but also shows that the diversity of today’s Jewish community is part of a long tradition. HBI is honored to have funded a portion of Dr. Leibman’s research.

We encourage you to purchase the book, read in advance and bring your thoughts and questions to discuss with Dr. Leibman and the HBI community.

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