Black History and Women’s History Months Event

On February 19, 2012 Brescia University celebrates Black History and Women’s History Months in one event as it hosts the Core Ensemble performing the chamber music theatre work, Ain’t I a Woman! in Brescia’s Taylor Lecture Hall (Science Bldg) at 4:00 p.m. (CST). This event is free and open to the public.

Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African-American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African-Americans. Ain’t I a Woman! is a joyful exploration of the trials and triumphs of  four passionate and accomplished women. Taylore Mahoganny Scott portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

Since 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured in every region of the United States and internationally to Australia, England, Russia, Ukraine, and the British Virgin Islands.

This event is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Owensboro, Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Company, Owensboro Human Relations Commission, Owensboro Rotary Club, Independence Bank, H.L. Neblett Center, Sacred Heart Parish, St. Agnes Parish, and Girls, Inc.