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News Release: January 27, 2014

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Renee Harper, hawksnestsp@wv.gov or 304-658-5212

Poet Norman Jordan Presents "Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History" at Hawks Nest State Park, Feb. 1, 2014

ANSTED, W.Va. - Local poet Norman Jordan will present a dynamic performance of Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History," Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County.
Woodson spent his young adult years in West Virginia as a railroad worker, coal miner, teacher, principal and professor. Norman Jordan delivers a performance explaining what brought Woodson to Fayette County and the New River Gorge. Jordan transitions from Carter Woodson the coal miner to Carter Woodson the Harvard University Ph.D.

The Carter G. Woodson program will be held in Hawks Nest Conference Room beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Attendees receive a discount voucher for a Hawks Nest gift shop purchase in February.

Jordan, co-founder and director of the African-American Heritage Family Tree Museum, was the recipient of a Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award issued by the Martin Luther King Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission. Jordan recently released a book of poetry, Sing Me Different.

Room rates at Hawks Nest State Park lodge are reduced by 50 percent the weekend of Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, 2014. Room rentals include express breakfast. Guests staying two or more consecutive nights at Hawks Nest also receive a Polar Night Reward certificate for a free night stay at one of eight state park lodges when the temperatures are warmer.

To learn more about Hawks Nest State Park, accommodations, events and activities, call 304-658-5212, visit www.hawksnestsp.com  or email hawksnestsp@wv.gov.