Samajema Davi Obituary, Death – We are in mourning over the passing of one of our own, Samajema Davis, who worked as an ML educator in Horry County and had previously worked in Orangeburg. Sam was a member of our Leadership Team between the years 2021 and 2022, and more recently, she provided a stunning piece of writing for our project during the month of February, which is designated as Black History Month.
Because Sam was such a skilled author, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of her writing with you once more. Rest in peace, darling Sam! You are liked very much! – Katie Crook, Director of the South Carolina Multilingual Educators’ Network
“Ever since I was a small boy, I’ve had a strong interest in culture, both my own and that of other people. When I wasn’t doing that, I was reading National Geographic like it was Right On magazine (anyone under the age of 35 will have no idea what I’m talking about).
My curiosity about other people and the things that bind us all together has never stopped growing. I was particularly interested in gaining an understanding of the fundamental aspects that are shared by all cultures.The second half of my story is about the day my father broke down in tears as he related to me how he was forced to quit school after completing the sixth grade. It was required of him to assist in providing for his family. The suffering of my father inspired me. I wanted to provide every child I met with an opportunity to learn, but I also wanted to encourage them to think about what they were learning. I do not want them to simply think; rather, I want them to think critically about everything.