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- PBS Finding Your Roots - Skip Gates and Rebecca Hall research Rebecca's genealogy
- CBS Sunday Morning - background on Passing, interview with Rebecca/Ruth Negga/Tessa Thomspon, what is passing and its effects
- Netflix's But Have You Read the Book? - Feature on how the book was adapted to a movie
- Rebecca Hall, Brief But Spectacular (PBS) - Rebecca talks about her own journey to understand her mixed race heritage.
A Conversation on Passing - Contemporary author Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half) talks about the novel for the New York Times Classic Book Club
Connections in Literature
- The Great Gatsby
- The Awakening
- Othello, use within an "Otherness" unit
- Possibly compare with poems such as Heritage, Half Mexican, or Mexican American Disambiguation
Connections with Students
- Students don't need to have African heritage. The idea of passing can be applied to other races or any minority group.
- Students might relate to Passing in terms of imposter syndrome
- Discussion of mixed race identity, how to represent/honor both cultural heritages
Suggestions on where to use Passing in the classroom
- Independent Reading Unit
- Meaning and Importance of Food and Rituals Unit
- Otherness Unit
Fun comment from the meeting: "I am just finishing Frankenstein and I keep thinking wouldn't the creature jump at the chance to 'pass' as something acceptable in society."
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