Episode 8

Mrs. Beverly Trimble - Black Man's Burden ch. 4 Discussion


December 21st, 2023

30 mins 24 secs

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About this Episode

Jean Greene and Mrs. Beverly Trimble discuss Chapter 4 of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Mrs. Trimble is a life-long resident of Utica and is very active in community life. In addition to serving as the WIOA director on campus, she works directly with students as the advisor for Utica's Phi Theta Kappa honor society and in the community with the Friends of Utica and through her church, St. Peter Missionary Baptist.

In this episode, Jean and Mrs. Beverly delve into the life of William Holtzclaw through Chapter 4 which highlights Holtzclaw's challenges, including his family's dependence on him, financial struggles, and the loss of a child. The discussion touches on Holtzclaw's determination, his journey to Mississippi, and his commitment to education, as well as the challenges he faced along the way, such as financial hardships, the death of his child, and setbacks in pursuing his desired career as a lawyer. Your hosts also reflect on the importance of community support and the enduring legacy of Holtzclaw's educational contributions. Additionally, there's a call to rebuild and uphold the values of the past for the benefit of the community and educational institutions.

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