Coming to the Table: Cousins Presentation

Saturday 11 December 2021

What happens when a white woman, Phoebe, contacts a Black woman, Betty, saying she suspects they are connected through slavery?


To find out, we invite you to attend this special pay-what-you-can virtual Peacebuilding Coming to the Table event on December 11, 2021 with Betty and Phoebe as they share their journey. We will explore each woman’s dramatic story and how they came together on a path toward reconciliation.

COUSINS: Connected through slavery, a Black woman and a White woman discover their past–and each other.

Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby explore difficult truths and share an admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King as they embark on a path towards reconciliation.

Each tells her dramatic story – from Betty’s experience desegregating her county’s only high school to Phoebe’s eventual question to Betty: “How do I begin to repair the harms?”

Piercingly honest. Offers examples of reparations on a personal level.

All authors’ proceeds from sales of the book are donated to the Kilby Family Scholarship Fund, which offers college scholarships to descendants of the people Phoebe’s family enslaved, including Betty’s grandchildren.

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