Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we’re friends.

Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations. Through an organisation called Coming To The Table, she found her linked descendant Betty Kilby, and asked if they could meet. To watch this video story, go to: Her ancestors...

Dear Ben Affleck, My Ancestors Were Slaveowners, Too

Dear Ben, I’m certain being in the spotlight for not wanting the PBS show Finding Your Roots to include mention of your slave-owning ancestor has been a real pain. The unwanted headlines, the online comments, the “Dear Ben” letters must be getting old. I’m sure you...

Gather at the Table authors interviewed on MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry Show – Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf, CTTT members, discuss their book Gather at the Table, and about “living” the CTTT Approach together. Watch Part One here and Part Two here. Interview by Melissa Harris-Perry for...

When kin of slaves and owner meet

the “linked descendants” family story of CTTT members Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby “Betty Kilby was gripped with apprehension. Descendants of the white family that enslaved her kin were coming to dinner. She scrolled through a mental Rolodex of relatives...

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