The StoryCorps mobile booth made its way through Lexington recently. We'll be posting highlights from the conversations here.
Family Turns Tragedy Into Legacy Of Helping Others
It’s been 10 years since Jesse Higginbotham, a student at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School died in a car crash while on his way to class. Since that time the school has kept his memory alive through scholarships and a memorial garden. Jesse’s parents have also established the non-profit Jesse Higgenbotham Technology Trust – in an effort to continue the work their son was so passionate about. Jesse’s father Jerome Higgenbotham recently stopped by the Lexington StoryCorps booth to share fond memories of his tech-savy son and to talk about Jesse’s legacy, which includes helping disadvantaged families bridge the digital divide.