Brother Terence to share memoirs from Silent Acceptance
Christian Brothers University (CBU) will host the following events on campus for the community to celebrate Black History Month during February.
Thursday, February 14, 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
Brother Terence McLaughlin, FSC, Christian Brothers College President from 1962-64, will share accounts of his newly released book, Silent Acceptance. This book describes the story of a young black man who seeks to enroll as a student in Christian Brothers High School, an all-white Catholic school in 1963 in the two-culture city of Memphis, and the school’s willingness to break ranks with the city’s cultural code to welcome him. Join Brother Terence as he reflects on 50 years ago as Jesse Turner, Jr. entered CBHS – “education by association.”
Tuesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Alfonso Dining Hall
Soul Food Day & Art Exhibit will celebrate heritage and art as members of the CBU community and the Memphis area display some of their artistic pieces celebrating the past, living in the present, and embracing the future. After the art exhibit, Aramark Food Service will provide a spread of soul food to enjoy.
Wednesday, February 20, 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
History of Negro Spirituals- An examination of Negro spirituals will be presented by Elaine L. Turner, owner of Heritage Tours. Special musical selection will be performed by Karen Conway-Barnett, Dean of Students, and Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Biology Professor.
CBU invites the community to participate in these celebrations. All events are free and open to the public. For more information about these Black History Month events, contact Karen Conway-Barnett at email@example.com or (901) 321-3536.