Writer/curator Tania Sammons will teach an eight-week course exploring how Mary Haskell Minis, The Prophet’s “muse,” transcended her southern roots, cultivated New England lifestyle, and gender limitations to influence world history. As patron, educator, and traveler Mary Haskell Minis engaged the lofty goal “to make or mar the cosmos” through financial and editorial support of artist-writer Kahlil Gibran whose work “The Prophet” became one of the most influential texts of the twentieth century. Using Mary Haskell Minis as our muse, this course will survey major American history events from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, including Reconstruction, women’s rights, and immigration, as well as the social history of travel, philanthropy, and education. The course finale is a visit to Laurel Grove Cemetery to pay homage to this fascinating woman.
The Learning Center provides intellectually engaging, humanities-based educational programs for anyone over the age of 50. Classes range from one-hour lectures to nine-week courses on a variety of topics. Conversation circles, discussion groups and skill-building classes such as watercolor painting, writing and yoga are also a part of the ongoing curriculum.
For more information or to register for “The Prophet’s Muse,” go to http://www.seniorcitizensinc.org/the-learning-center, or call 912-236-0363.
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm on Wednesdays
Dates: September 21 through November 16, NOTE: There is no class meeting on Wednesday, October 12.
Location: The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia
Register your interest here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1240402525990102/?ti=ia