Motivational speaker, performer and author Hasan Davis will be featured in a program called “An Evening of Education and Excitement,” to be held at the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum in Staffordsville Tuesday, March 19.

The event, sponsored by the Discovering Creation Academy, begins at 4 p.m. with a literacy program for public, private and home-schooling teachers to get students more engaged with reading.

Then, at 5 p.m., Davis will transition with a living portrayal of York, a slave owned by the family of William Clark, who went on to join the expedition of Lewis and Clark as an explorer.

The evening will conclude with Davis hosting a book signing. Davis’ latest book is an exploration of York’s story, titled “The Journey of York,” which looks at how his work on the expedition and peacemaking with Native Americans earned the respect of his captains.

Davis, who grew up in Atlanta, overcame gang involvement to become a former Commissioner of Juvenile Justice for Kentucky, and has remained deeply involved in the justice and education systems.

Registration for the event is limited due to the space available, and interested parties can register at Amy’s Hallmark in the Mayo Plaza in Paintsville.

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