FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 4, 2008
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Author Clifton L. Taulbert to address educators at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Clifton L. Taulbert, author of the best-selling
memoir, “Once Upon A Time When Were Colored,” will offer words of
encouragement to approximately 200 educators who will be on the campus
of Mississippi University for Women Friday, Dec. 5.
Taulbert, president and founder of The Building Community Institute,
will be the featured speaker in the morning for the Institute for
First-Year Teachers as well as the Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers
luncheon and induction ceremony at 12:15 p.m. in Pope
Banquet Room of Hogarth Dining Center.
He is one of America’s leading thought-leaders on the “Power of
Community,” and Taulbert views community in the workplace as a
powerful leadership asset. He was chosen by CNN at the turn of the
millennium to represent one of the voices of “Community.”
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Trustee for the University of Tulsa,
Taulbert has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the nation’s
outstanding entrepreneurs. He participated in the start-up of many
companies, including being a member of the initial team that introduced
Stair Master Exercise Systems to the world.
Prior to his present role as a seminar leader and keynote speaker, he
gained international recognition with the publication of “Once Upon A
Time When We Were Colored,” which became a major motion picture and
has been excerpted in middle school literature books throughout America.
Taulbert also authored several nationally recognized picture books for
children and the widely acclaimed “Eight Habits of the Heart,” the
principles which serve as the foundation for his company.
Since 1991, the Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers has recognized and
honored outstanding educators for their consistent excellence and
long-term dedication to the art of teaching grades K-12.