RANGELY I To commemorate Black History Month in 2012 and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, CNCC is bringing Hasan Davis to the Rangely Campus on Monday, Feb. 13 in the Weiss Colorado Room at 1 p.m.
Davis is a noted Kentucky poet, scholar, storyteller, youth advocate and Chautauquan (a portrayer of legendary and historical characters). In addition to being a performer, Davis holds a Juris Doctor, serves on the Federal Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and owns his own business, Empowerment Solutions, focusing on youth development.
In the presentation, Davis portrays Angus Augustus Burleigh, a 19th century ex-slave, soldier and scholar who went on to become an acclaimed black educator and minister.
Davis shares the stories of notable but often unknown African Americans like that of York—a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Civil War soldier A.A. Burleigh and Joe Louis, the greatest boxer of his time and a WWII veteran and patriot.
“The time has come to hear the stories we all know from the mouths of those participants who have been so long silent. Bring Black History Alive, and you will learn how great we have always been together,” Davis says on his website
Davis states, “For more than 20 years the three “E’s”: engagement, encouragement and empowerment, have served as the foundation of my strategies for reaching and teaching diverse youth populations. They also define my work as national living history performer and continue to inspire me to serve the training and development needs of youth champions in all walks of life, from parents and educators to youth service agencies and first line youth worker staff.”