From Mineral Spring, NC, a current Senior at Davidson College (2020), as an Africana and English Studies Double Major | During his time at Davidson College, Mr. Norman was awarded the 2018 Duke Endowment Resiliency Grant, and the 2019 Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement Spike! Grant, and launched Project: Token, and Spoken Memory. In 2019, he founded S.I.L.E.N.C.E, a non-profit organization empowering black voices through creative, community narrative projects. The project remains in development as S.I.L.E.N.C.E’s two core programs.
On campus, Mr. Norman engages with the Davidson community as President of the FreeWord Poetry Group, and a brother of the Tau Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He uses spoken word poetry as a platform for community outreach and activism, having competed in international slam poetry contest, i.e. the 2017 Brave New Voices (BNV), 2017 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), and the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam (APS), placing as the 2018 Sydney, Slam Champion and New South Wales State Finalist.
Mr. Norman approaches graduation from Davidson College on May 17th, 2020 to continue his scholarly and creative journey into higher education.