I recently visited Grinnell College (where my son Malcolm attends) to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I shared my story and performed as York, and I was also blessed to record a podcast with Malcolm. You can hear it on the All Things Grinnell podcast page, and it is also available to listen to on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Spotify.
From their site:
Hasan Davis shares his story of becoming a “hope dealer,” overcoming challenging circumstances, learning disabilities, and numerous setbacks to find his path. Along the way, various people inspired him to see a version of himself that he could not, and now he brings that message of hope to people, especially youth, through work in schools and the criminal justice system. Davis wields the power of stories to engage in difficult discussions about the history of slavery and racism in this country, and help people reflect on their own stories.
Then, Gabriel Shubert ’20 talks with Davis’ son, Malcolm Davis ’21, playwright, poet, and musician, about his music, growing up in Berea, Kentucky, and how he brings his personal life and activism into his music. Davis discusses the musical community here at Grinnell, where he has found helpful friends and developed his voice.