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Phi Delta Kappa Inc. Sorority celebrates 92nd anniversary conclave
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The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., a pro
fessional organization of women in the field of education,
will hold its biennial 92nd Anniversary Conclave on July
12- July 16 located at the Twin City Quarter at the down
town Marriott, Embassy Suites Hotels.
The local. Beta Lambda Chapter
under the leader
this august event,
five regions in the
will join president
Williams and her
ence, replete with
tainment, and of
ship of chapter
Squire will host
at the confer
sororal and pro
on the National Y. E. S. Program (Youth, Education, and
Service). The theme for this year is "Embracing the
Standards, Raising the Bar: Equity-Quality Education for
The following events are open to the public: Because
We Care Community Forum, the Public Meeting,
Educational Workshops, Vital Issues Breakfast, and Gala
The major pre-conclave event, "Because We Care
Community Forum" is sponsored by The Black Women's
Agenda, AARP, and Colgate Palmolive, will take place on
Saturday, July 11 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the M.C.
Benton Convention Center in the North Main Hall. The
event is free and open to the public but has limited seating.
To register for the free forum event call (888) 902
3011 ext. 9560 or visit www.sendrsvp.com/bwa. The
forum will focus on caregiving and the various impacts it
has. There will also be a Health Fair with information and
screenings provided by local health care service providers.
On Sunday, July 12, local men will be recognized for
outstanding service: former N.C. Rep. Larry Womble, the
Rev. Serenus Chum, Richard Watts, Spencer Hardy and
Mike Robinson. Two scholarships will be awarded to local
On Monday, July 13 the educational workshops will
be open to educators in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County.
There will be a registration desk to stop by in the M. C.
Benton Convention Center
after the General Session.
The public meeting
event will be held on
Monday, July 13 at 6:00
pjn. Books from across the
United States will be donat
ed to a local library and
schools during this event.
The Messenger for this
event will be Rev. Dennis
Bishop, pastor of First
Waughtown Baptist Church.
On Wednesday, July 15,
the Vital Issues Breakfast
has as its guest speaker Rev.
Dr. Sheila Evans-Tranumn.
She brings a wealth of expe
rience and knowledge as a
former New York State
Associate Commissioner of
Education, English teacher,
assistant principal, and
Director of Auxiliary
Services for NY high
Rounding out the last
few days, on Wednesday, July 15 the Gala Night will be
held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 pjn. at the Embassy Suites. The
featured entertainer is Terisa Griffin, a Season 3 contestant
on the popular T. V. show, "The Voice". Those familiar
with her can attest to the fact that she indeed has "a voice".
For more information, please contact: Princess Towe
by calling (973) 819-8788 or email at pbtowe @aol ?om or
contact Valeria Edwards by calling (336) 418-0366 or
email at vedwards?embarqmail?om.
NCDOT TO HOLD CITIZENS PROJECT
UPDATE MEETING JULY 23
FOR THE PROPOSED EXTENSION
OF IDOLS ROAD (SR. 3000)
FROM HAMPTON ROAD (SR. 2999) TO U-S. 158
The N. C. Department of Transportation will hold a Citizens Project
Update meeting in July regarding the proposed project to extend Idols
Rd (S.R. 3000) from Hampton Road (S.R. 2999) to U.S. 158. The project
proposes to extend Idols Road on new location a distance of approxi
mately 2.0 miles. Right of way acquisition on the project began in Feb
ruary of 2005 and construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of
The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 23,2015 at the Village
of Clemmons Village Hall at 3715 Clemmons Rd, from 4 pan. to
7 pan. Interested citizens may attend at any time durllrg the meeting
hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project,
answer questions and provide an updated schedule for the project. No
formal presentation will be made. Citizens will also have the opportunity
to submit comments and questions in writing.
The public can view maps displaying the location and design of the
project online at http://wwwjicdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings.
Anyone desiring additional information may contact Diane Hampton,
Division Planning Engineer at 375 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem,
by phone (336)747-7800 or email email@example.com. All comments
must be received no later than Thursday August 13,2015.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans
with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this
meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson
via e-mail at pdwilsonl @ncdot.gov or by phone (919) 707-6073 as early
as possible so that arrangements can be made.
Aquellas personas que hablan espanol y no hablan ingles, o tienen lim
itaciones para leer, hablar o entender ingl6s, podrian recibir servicios de
interpretacidn si los solicitan antes de la reunidn llamando al
The Chronicle July 9,16 and 23,2015
Historian Davis publishes
work on Malcolm X
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Dr. Lenwood G. Davis, award winning
author and Chronicle Lifetime
Achievement Award winner, penned a
chapter on Malcolm X, in "Malcolm X's
Michigan Worldview: An Exemplar for
Contemporary Black Studies," edited by
Rita Kiki Edozie and Curtis Stokes and
Published by Michigan State University
Much has been written about Malcolm
X as an African-American nationalist, civil
rights leader, spell binding orator, intellect,
Pan-Africanist, world traveler, minister of
the Nation of Islam, founder of a newspa
per, Muslim Mosque and the Organization
of Afro-American Unity.
Nothing has been written about him as
an educator, scholar, or historian until now.
Davis in his ground
breaking chapter, "Re-edu
cating the Afro-American:
Malcom X's Scholarly and
Historical Pedagogy," dis-'
cuss Malcolm X as an edu
cator, scholar and historian.
An educator is a person
whose work is to teach,
train, enlighten, and
According to the defini
tion, Davis, a former educa
tor, states that Malcolm X is
well qualified to be an edu
cator. In most of his speech
es and writings, Malcolm X
about Carter G. Woodson's
concept of miseducation -
the need to rediscover
pride, respect for themselves
He taught African
Americans also such things
as to defend themselves
against others, to protect
their women, to know their
history, to get an education,
establish schools, and to
become entrepreneurs, etc.
According to Davis,
Malcolm X believed that the
education, or re-education
of Blacks is necessary for
the building of a new mass
movement capable of fight
ing effectively for human
In Malcolm X's own
words, "Education is our
passport to the future, for
tomorrow belongs to the
people for it today."
A scholar is a learned
person or a specialist in a
particular branch of learn
ing. Once again, Davis
argues, Malcolm X would
qualify as a scholar if one
accepts the definition that a
scholar is a learned person.
Malcolm X developed his
skills and profile as a schol
ar while in prison at the
Norfolk Prison Colony.
A retired history profes
sor from Winston-Salem
State University states that if
one accepts the definition
that a historian is one that
writes history, an author, and
a specialist in history, will
agree that Malcolm X could
be called a historian. He
was not a trained historian in
the traditional sense of hav
ing gone to college and
earned a degree in history.
He pointed out that as
Malcolm X grew from
teacher to scholar to histori
an, books and com
munity became his
reservoir for under
standing the world.
the first full-length
book bibliography on
Malcolm X in 1984 and in 2011 he spoke
at a symposium about Malcolm X at
Michigan State University. His topic was,
"Malcolm X: Educator, Scholar and
Historian." The chapter in the latest book
on Malcolm X is an expansion of the earli
The historian is currently working on
several projects including, "Four Early
Grand Masters of Prince Hall Masons in
North Carolina," which is being written
with Benjamin H. Piggott.
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