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Family Tree DNA Lecture | Conversos: A Secret Past

  • Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 USA (map)

FAMILY TREE DNA | DISCOVER LECTURE SERIES

HIDDEN IDENTITY

Family Tree DNA Talk,

Cosponsored by the Institute of Hispanic Culture

Conversos: A Secret Past

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017, 7:00 PM

Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston   MATCH 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

MARIE THERESA HERNANDEZ, PhD

Professor, World Cultures and Literature, University of Houston

For some families, identity contains a hidden surprise. One of the earliest groups of crypto Jews, or conversos, was brought to North America by Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva in the 16th century and populated northern Mexico and southern Texas. Some abandoned allegiance to Judaism, gradually losing knowledge of their Jewish identity. Others held onto their beliefs and traditions, making modifications in forms of worship. Discover how families are uncovering centuries of secrets and redefining their cultural and ethnic identity today.

Admission
AIA Member and Institute of Hispanic Culture Member - $14.00

General Admission - $20.00

Tickets available by phone at 713.521.4533 or at the MATCH box office

Earlier Event: September 22
Family Tree DNA Workshop