Campus News 2009

For Immediate Release
February 4, 2009

‘Ain’t I a Woman’ coming to Schreiner during Black History Month

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Schreiner University’s Center for Innovative Learning will sponsor a performance of “Ain’t I a Woman” by Core Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the University campus in Kerrville. The event is part of the Max & Freda Thomas Lecture series.

Core Ensemble’s Tahirah Whittington, on cello, Hugh Hinton, piano and Michael Parola, percussion, with actress Taylore Mahogany Scott, will perform the musical and theatrical work. “Ain’t I a Woman” celebrates four African-American women–Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, Sojourner Truth and Fannie Lou Hamer–with music ranging across blues and spirituals, jazz and contemporary works by African-American composers. The group is touring the show during Black History Month. The title of the piece is taken from a speech given by Sojourner Truth, a freed slave, in 1851.

For more information about this and other CIL events at Schreiner, call Martha York, Center for Innovative Learning, 830-792-7352, or visit the Web site at www.schreiner.edu. For more information about “Ain’t I a Woman” and Core Ensemble, visit http://www.core-ensemble.cc/.

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