“I may forgive your actions, but I don’t know if I can ever again embrace the person you needed to be in order to do them.” —Lilada Gee
Today, we wrap-up our month long series on domestic violence with today’s topic: Forgiving the Unforgivable, with guest Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter. Host Lilada Gee speaks with him by phone.
Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter is author of the new book “Forgive: the new mantra for Black Men.” Slaughter was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. He developed an early and passionate interest in the concepts of forgiving and reconciliation. Devastated at age 12 by the murder of his mother at the hands of his father, Mr. Slaughter traveled a long and difficult philosophical and psychological road toward resolution.
Chief witness against his father, Slaughter was obsessed with revenge against his father. After three decades of estrangement, Mr. Slaughter and his father, Ulysses, Sr., reunited and co-founded The Odyssey Project a dynamic human development campaign committed to “family reconciliation through father restoration.” Slaughter is an entrepreneur, author and filmmaker behind the powerful documentary collection “Odyssey To Save Ulysses.” He is Chief Navigator of Slaughter and Slaughter, a multi-faceted development consultant company that specializes in holistic reconciliation. Mr. Slaughter is the author of the book “Dear Daddy, I hate you: letters to my mother’s killer” and founder of The Faces of Our Fathers Film Festival.