On October 29, 2009 I had the pleasure of meeting te great, Dr. Cornel West.  Let me first start by saying that men of genius truly stimulate me in ways new shoes cannot compare. 

Dr. West spoke candidly on various topics such as President Obama, Spike Lee, and himself.  I found myself on the edge of my seat the entire time, hanging on to his every word.  Anticipating the next great thing he would say.  It was truly a religious experience for me to say the least.

At the end of his speech, Dr. West was conducting a book signing for his memoir, Living and Loving Out Loud.  Standing in line I could hardly breathe so anxious to rub elbows with someone so accomplished.  Despite his accomplishments, Dr. West is extremely humble and kind.  He and I chatted briefly about Albany, Ga and Albany State University.  This is a memory I will carry forever.  And at the close of our conversation Dr. West agreed to read my book, Silent Tears.  His acceptance of my book completely astonished me.

If you have not had an opportunity to hear Dr. West speak you are missing a treat.  The man is awesome.  Please check out his work.

K. Sherrelle