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L. E. Coleman African-American Museum to host King breakfast Jan. 20

The L. E. Coleman African-American Museum will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20, at 8 a.m. at The Prizery located at 700 Bruce St. in South Boston.

This year’s theme is “The Struggle Continues.” The guest speaker will be Dr. James J. Davis of Howard University. 

Davis, the son of Preston and Mary Davis, is a Halifax County native who earned a bachelor’s degree at Virginia State College, a master’s at the Ohio State University and doctorate at the University of Maryland.  

For the past 33 years, Davis has been professor of Spanish and humanities at Howard University in the Department of World Languages and Cultures in Washington, D.C. He has served as chairman of that department for 20 years.  

Davis is the author of many publications on teaching languages and cultures, international education and the literature of the Dominican Republic.  

He has lectured widely on those topics in this country, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America.   He now has a special interest in the history of education and genealogy of African-Americans in Halifax County.  

Davis attended Mountain Road School #1, the current home of the L.E. Coleman African-American Museum, from 1963-1966. 

For more information on the breakfast, persons may contact Earl Howerton at 804-387-3808, Wayne Tucker at 434-665-0143 or Deloris Simmons at 434-575-7221.