Learn how a segregated Catholic high school beat the odds with journalist Robert McClory on Jan. 28

Robert-McClory WEBNationally recognized journalist and author Robert McClory will visit Saint Xavier University to explore how a segregated Catholic high school in the deep South from 1940 to 1968 beat the odds and produced students who became leaders in business, government, medicine, education, church, the arts, and politics.

McClory’s lecture, titled “Small School, Big Vision: A Remarkable Story,” is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 28 in the Butler Reception Room in the Warde Academic Center, located at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the presentation.

McClory will tell the remarkable story of the Heart of Mary High School in Mobile, Ala. His book “From the Back of the Pews to the Head of the Class” tells a story of courageous lives during the Civil Rights Movement and the power of Catholic education as an agent of transformation. Books will be available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies Sister Mary Josetta Butler Program. For more information, please contact the Department of Religious Studies at (773) 298-3440.