New Life Hat Society Inc., an Atlanta-based organization with roots in South Carolina, is comprised of African- American females who are either entrepreneurs or work in a professional/educational capacity. Christopher Davis designed the organization to demonstrate how Black women invested in their artistic abilities of young Black men.

“The time has come that we as African-Americans place more emphasis on combating illiteracy and eradicating disenfranchisement among black youth especially black boys, even black families as a whole,” said Davis. “Illiteracy is a problem that has bedeviled South Carolina for generations. Historically, dismal support for public education in the state helped spawn a legacy of appalling rates of illiteracy.”

Davis will host a series of meetings with business leaders, parents and other concerned community members, beginning January 18, 2020 throughout Columbia before he launches the New National Black Authors Book/Art Fair on Saturday January 25, 2020. This event will be held at the Charles H. Drew Wellness Center, located at 2101 Walker Solomon Way.

Davis plans to unveil strategies to increase literacy rates for black youth through literacy-based cultural programming. Davis is seeking participation from African-American fathers to include their sons, mentors and mentees.

For more information or if you are an African-American Author, contact Christopher Davis (843) 453-3795 or email newlifehatsociety@gmail.com.

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