Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 2 pm | Hybrid
Free with museum admission, but registration is requested
In spite of, Treopia’s family and community created an environment where she and her brothers, Ernest and Scott, grew up believing in themselves. In 1957, a pivotal year in the course of their life stories, Ernest chose to be one of the nine high school students who integrated Central High School in the face of shocking violence. Treopia describes their parents’ guidance that helped them develop the inner strength and conviction they needed to succeed in their lives, each in their own way. For Treopia, it was through following her path as an educator. She chronicles her many teaching adventures and the enriching experiences she’s had since leaving the classroom. Through it all, Treopia finds her mother’s wisdom, inscribed in her heart and mind, never leads her astray.
A book signing will follow. Museum visitors can also view the Reading Douglass exhibit during this author talk event.