January 1, 1999
Author and educator Lorene Cary will present a lecture, "Living to Tell the Tale: Experiences of an African-American Woman at Elite Educational Institutions," on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel.
Lorene Cary's first book, Black Ice (1991), has been called "the most beautifully written and moving African-American autobiographical narrative since Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." A memoir of her years first as a black female student, and then teacher, at St. Paul's, an exclusive New England boarding school, Black Ice was chosen as a notable book for 1992 by the American Library Association. Currently a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a 1998 recipient of the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Cary has lectured throughout the U.S.
For more information, please call the Kirkland Project office at x4288. Sponsors: Kirkland Project, Office of the President, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee, Higher Education Opportunity Program, Dean of Faculty Office, Dean of Students Office, Africana Studies and the Teacher Education Program.