Press Releases

Jan 11, 2022

Press Release

Alexandria, Louisiana, January 11, 2022]
In the book, stories reveal the stark realities of the everyday existence endured by Black Americans under the country’s harshest rule since enslavement. The work’s purpose is to enlighten the unaware and remind those already mindful of a time not so long ago. Stories cover the challenges of racism, the necessity and urgency of survival under a strict segregation system and the beauty of sustainable black life in spite of the times.
After the commitments, the process became a mission. “It was not only important that our stories be told but also that the historical context for our narratives be recognized and included in this volume.”

Press Release

Dec 21, 2021

In the book, stories reveal the stark realities of the everyday existence endured by Black Americans under the country’s harshest rule since enslavement. The work’s purpose is to enlighten the unaware and remind those already mindful of a time not so long ago. Stories cover the challenges of racism, the necessity and urgency of survival under a strict segregation system and the beauty of sustainable black life in spite of the times.

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In the book, stories reveal the stark realities of the everyday existence endured by Black Americans under the country’s harshest rule since enslavement. The work’s purpose is to enlighten the unaware and remind those already mindful of a time not so long ago. Stories cover the challenges of racism, the necessity and urgency of survival under a strict segregation system and the beauty of sustainable black life in spite of the times.

Dec 5, 2021

After the commitments, the process became a mission. “It was not only important that our stories be told but also that the historical context for our narratives be recognized and included in this volume.”

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After the commitments, the process became a mission. “It was not only important that our stories be told but also that the historical context for our narratives be recognized and included in this volume.”

Dec 3, 2021

Alexandria, Louisiana, January 11, 2022]

[DALLAS, TEXAS, December 3, 2021] As the midcentury dawned, 225 graduates of the all-Black Peabody High School Class of 1968 in Alexandria Louisiana entered the world at the height of the Deep South Jim Crow rule. In How We Got Over, two dozen of the classmates share stories of inequality, endurance and success, chronicling childhood, early adult life and beyond. The combined work was completed in the middle of the 2020 global pandemic after 10 months of Zoom group meetings and countless one-on-one telephone discussions and back-and- forth editing rounds.

Alexandria, Louisiana, January 11, 2022]