In Honor of Black History Month

A virtual conversation with featured author Dr. Helen Benjamin
Dr. Helen Benjamin and Rev. Larry D. Smith
February 28, 2022

A virtual conversation with featured author Dr. Helen Benjamin

Tune in to hear a conversation with Dr. Helen Benjamin as she discusses the new book “How We Got Over: Growing Up in the Segregated South."

Edited by Dr. Benjamin and 23 of her fellow graduates of Peabody High School Class of 1968, the book is a series of vignettes capturing the Black experience of childhood and teen years in mid-twentieth century Alexandria, Louisiana, and the surrounding areas. The stories told reflect the different life experiences of the 24 graduates living with the racial, social, and economic injustices present in an entrenched Jim Crow society of the 50s and 60s.