Published on February 27, 2012
Vanderbilt Law School professor Daniel J. Sharfstein will speak about his 2011 book, The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White, at Samford University Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m. in Brock Forum (Dwight Beeson Hall).
The lecture comes just weeks after a Pew Research Center study revealed that marriage across racial and ethnic lines is increasingly common, but Sharfstein reveals how individuals and whole families commonly crossed the "color line" in earlier centuries.
The lecture is free-of-charge and open to the public.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.