Higgs also told the story of the encounter that changed his life shortly after he came to Birmingham. Crossing the street from his church to invite a couple he had seen unloading their car, he realized the couple was black.

‘I came face to face with my history,’ Higgs says in A Recovering Racist, a new documentary produced by Short and Slay. ‘I was paralyzed there in the road. I knew that God was telling me to invite these people to church. It was in that moment that I became a recovering racist.’”

A Recovering Racist