Meet The Presenters
Kilby Fisher Baldwin, Betty
Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin grew up in rural Virginia. Thanks to her father’s determination, she entered and graduated from Warren County High School after suing the school board, based on the landmark Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954. Later in life, she documented her experiences and published her autobiography, Wit, Will & Walls. Betty has an MBA and an Honorary Doctorate from Shenandoah University.
Phoebe Kilby grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, knowing nothing of Betty. After obtaining a B.S. in Botany and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, she had a long career as an urban and environmental planner. Later, Phoebe went back to school to obtain a degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University. There in 2006, she discovered the Coming to the Table movement and was inspired to research her family’s participation in slavery. Through this research, she discovered Betty. She and Betty have presented their story across the US and have served as guest speakers in various university and conference settings. They are featured in the Netflix documentary series “Stories of a Generation with Pope Francis,” Episode 2.