Campus News 2009

For Immediate Release
February 5, 2009

Schreiner honors Black History Month

Max Sherman

Schreiner University’s Center for Innovative Learning has two big events for February in honor of Black History Month. On Monday, Feb. 16, Max Sherman, a former Texas state senator, nationally known educator, and author of “Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder,” a collection of Barbara Jordan’s speeches, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center ballroom on the Schreiner campus.

Sherman was dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas-Austin 1983-1997. He has also served as special counsel to the governor and as president of West Texas State University. During his time as a state senator, Texas Monthly recognized him three times as one of the 10 best Texas legislators, noting his integrity, intelligence and “genuine sense of public service.”

AIC artwork On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Core Ensemble will present “Ain’t I a Woman” at 7:30 p.m. in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center.   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, which celebrates four African-American women–Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, Sojourner Truth and Fannie Lou Hamer. The music ranges 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.

Both events are part of the Max & Freda Thomas Lecture series and are free and open to the public. More information about Schreiner and other CIL programs is available on the Web site at, or you can contact Martha York at 830-792-7352.

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