Road Scholars in Columbiana

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Columbiana Recreational and Senior Center will host two Road Scholars from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Diann Jordan will speak on &8220;Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women&8221; Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. Jordan focuses on African-American women scientists and gives key strategies on how America&8217;s future in the science, global marketplace can be improved.

Charles Suhor will present &8220;The Jazz Story &8212; African Roots, American Branches&8221; Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. Suhor will trace the development of early jazz from its African roots to the American scene, debunking some popular myths along the way. Aided by vintage recordings, a photo exhibit, an authentic African &8220;talking drum,&8221; and overhead transparencies, Suhor uses non-technical language to bring the sense and sound of early jazz into the 21st century. For more information, call 558-3980