WHEN THE BREAK HAPPENED IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY!
A NEW PLAY
BY STEPHEN E DAVIS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Davis serves as Chairman/President, New England Broadband, Inc. Stephen Davis brings over 45 years in corporate and entrepreneurial leadership experience.
He has served as:
Chairman of the Board of Directors, KD New York (www.kdnewyork.com).
Chairman/CEO of Black Education Network Television Network (BEN). Over the years, BEN has developed, produced and broadcast numerous television and radio programs, over many platforms including Time Warner, Comcast, PBS, Air America, Colours TV, Black Family Channel and the Internet to name a few. A few of the recent programs include "Inside the Congressional Black Caucus", "Global Cinema TV" and the radio show "Black Politics with Chris Owens", which reached 54 major cities in the U.S and globally over the Internet. BEN also owned and operated an Internet Access company in the past.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coppin State University Development Foundation in Baltimore, MD until October, 2009. He helped lead the expansion of Coppin State University campus and the redevelopment of West Baltimore.
Chairman/CEO of Davca Corp, a U.S. military contracting wholesale food distribution company; Worldwide Food & Beverage, which owned Jean Georges, a wine importer; Limpex Trading Corp, an international trading company, with offices in New York, Washington DC, Sao Paulo, Brazil, London, England, Conakry, Guinea, Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia, Liberia, selling everything from rice and vegetable oil to communication equipment in North and South America, Europe and Africa; Stanley Stephen Advertising Agency, located in New York, which was also part owner of the New York Stars women's basketball team.
President/CEO of the African American Leadership Summit;
Hosted "Illuminations" television and radio show in NY. Commissioner of the NYC "Commission for Student's of African Decent";
Columnist for many newspapers including the NY Amsterdam News; Member of the organizing committee for the 30th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington; 1994 Chairman of the Phelps-Stokes Annual Dinner at the United Nations; and one the organizers of the 'Million Man March' on October 10, 1995 in Washington, DC.
Mr. Davis attended CUNY's Baruch College and the Household Finance Corp's 3 year Internal Management Program.
WHEN THE BREAK HAPPENED IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY
This new, exciting full length 200 year voyage through the history of both sides of Stephen E Davis’s family is a testament to it’s running theme: faith, perseverance through adversity, love of family, service to country and education for the future. The title comes from formerly enslaved individuals who called the end of slavery “The Break” since they could not pronounce emancipation.
The play is based on painstaking diligence and many years long research of documents, landmarks and interviews of living family members. It is a microcosm of most Black families in the South during and after slavery up to the Great Migration and the move to Northern areas that offered better opportunities i.e. jobs and education.
Times, dates, and cities where it will be performed next year will be posted on this website. Please look for that information later this year. In the meantime, please feel to shop our Ecommerce store with our branded products and partners, once this website is updated...very soon.