ANSTED — This past Saturday, poet Norman Jordan presented his performance, “Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History” at the Hawks Nest Lodge in Ansted. The presentation followed the life of Carter Woodson from his days as a railroad worker and coal miner to Harvard University doctorate graduate, teacher, principal and professor. During his presentation, Jordan transitioned from Woodson the coal miner to Woodson the educator. Jordan, co-founder and director of the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum, is the recipient of a Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award, issued by the Martin Luther King Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission. He is the author of a recent book of poetry, Sing Me Different. On Feb. 7, Jordan will be guest speaker for the African American Annual Literature Celebration conducted by the WV Library Commission, WV Center for the Book and the WV Humanities Council at the WV Cultural Center in Charleston. This Saturday, Feb. 8, Hawks Nest will host country music performer Cody Wickline accompanied by Krista Atha. Both are past winners of the Texaco Country Music Showdown. To learn more about Hawks Nest State Park, accommodations, events and activities, call 304-658-5212, visit www.hawksnestsp.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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