Gail's appearance on PBS's Genealogy Roadshow became the inspiration for her book, 'White Like Her: My Family's Story of Race and Racial Passing'. Vowed to secrecy until her mother's death, Gail revealed on national television to 1.5 million people that her mother passed for white. Within three days of her appearance, the family she never knew she had found her. Set against the historical backdrop of the Jim Crow South, 'White Like Her' chronicles her journey to uncover the truth of her mother's racial heritage and to understand her mother's decision to pass for white.
Read more about her story here from the Washington Post