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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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December 17th 2012:Once Master and Enslaved, Now at the Table

The unspoken secrets fill the air. The evidence is all around in plain view. You may be a Black, White, Native American, or ‘Mixed Race’ person with the same last name, same county or state of birth, and maybe even the same physical features. What does a White person do, think and feel once he or she knows the truth about ancestors who owned human beings? What deep emotions arise when a Person of Color meets a White person who once enslaved a relative? Do you politely nod, and move on, or decide to DO SOMETHING and open the lid on parts of our painful USA history? Then what? Dr. Martin Lut

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Phoebe Kilby

Phoebe Kilby began her work in racial reconciliation in 2007, when she first contacted Betty Kilby Baldwin on Martin Luther King Day. Phoebe’s ancestors were slaveholders; Betty is descended from the slaves that Phoebe’s family once held. Phoebe and Betty have since become leaders in Coming to the Table, which seeks to fulfill Dr. King’s dream that “the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Dr. Betty Kilby Baldwin began her journey as a plaintiff in the case of Betty Kilby, et al., vs. Warren County Board of Education to open up the local high school to African Americans. Her journey is documented in her boo
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