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In Passing

April 25th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

Speaking—as we were—of stuff that’s liminal, how about this poster? It advertises I Passed for White, a 1960 film starring Sonya Wilde and James Franciscus. I just discovered this film through a short article titled “The Tragic Mulatto Myth,” which, in turn, I discovered on the website of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, now open at Ferris State University and which houses what Time magazine calls “the nation’s largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era and features many objects from the civil rights movement up to the present.”

Which is weird, because aren’t we living in a post-racial America?

Back to I Passed for White, which was based on a book of the same name: you can watch the entire film after the jump.



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