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Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History (Jewish Identity)

by Carolivia Herron

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The note at the end of the book explains that when the author's ancestor was saved from pirates, she was placed with the Geechees, free Blacks on Georgia Sea Island, because at that time, Jews were not considered to be "white." The author belongs to a synagogue in Washington, D.C., but there is no mention of whether she chose to connect to her Jewish heritage or if her predecessors all saw themselves as Jewish. In any case, there is a family custom to have someone named Olivia in each generation.
  raizel | Apr 8, 2016 |
Carol Olivia visits her great-Grandmother and is told of her African American heritage and her Jewish ancestors. Woven throughout the stories she is told is the connection to family and Jewish identity.
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  Scopuslrc | Sep 13, 2010 |
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Jewish Identity - When Carol Olivia visits her great-grandmother, she learns some surprising stories about her family. She discovers the roots of her African American heritage and hears about the many adventures of her Jewish ancestors.
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Herron, a Jewish-American of African descent, tells the unique story of her family's history.

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