High Noon Talk at the Bullock Museum, Austin
June 1, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Bullock Museum |
Dr. Thomas R. Cole will speak about his book No Color is My Kind. The work focuses on Elderwey Stearns, a civil rights leader and lawyer in Houston’s desegregation movement. This remarkable and important history, however, was nearly lost to bipolar affective disorder. Stearns was a fifty-two-year-old patient in a Galveston psychiatric hospital when Thomas Cole first met him in 1984. Over the course of a decade, Cole and Stearns slowly recovered the details of Stearns’s life, writing a story that is essential to Texas history and more relevant today than ever.