BIOGRAPHY: DR. DONALD R. EVANS, SR.
P.O. Box 1899
Cedar Hill, TX. 75106-9998
DATE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1927
My objective is to develop an effective support networking alliance of church youth/prison ministries throughout the African-American church family; increasing the possibilities found in the unconditional love of the African child, with a committed mindset to open new doors, seeking new economic and technological paths into the world of total ownership of self. This will be accomplished while building a movement within the alliance to push back against the “new Jim Crow” mass-incarceration, racial caste system, and an attempt to destroy the unity of the inmate/felon family through unjust laws, judicial (court) discrimination, and the prison-industrial complex, in general. I was born November 7, 1927 in Rison, Arkansas to Birdie Lee (Rogers) Evans and Grady Evans. I married in August of 1949 to Minnie LaVern (Carter) Evans. I am the father of six children, twelve grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren.
Education and Service:
v High School graduate, 1945, Warren, Arkansas
v Freshman year of college – University of Maryland, Overseas Division, Wiesbaden, West Germany
v Two years at Riverside City College, Riverside, California
v B.A., degree- African American Studies with History minor (1977) – Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California
v B.A., degree- Sociology, Cal State University, Dominguez Hills (1978) – Carson , California
v Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from St. Stephens Educational Bible College (1996)
Lecturer and teacher at both State and Federal prisons throughout the State of California on historical and cultural knowledge of the African, including family values and the importance of prison ministry behind bars.
Organizational and Business Accomplishments:
v Founder and CEO of the National Association of Brothers and Sisters In and Out (NABSIO) and the following auxiliary organizations and entities:
Ø George Jackson University (GJU) August 2004
Ø Black Star University
Ø Cutting Edge News Network
Ø Cutting Edge newspaper
Ø Youth Economic & Entrepreneurial Enterprise (YEEE) – youth ownership
Ø Publisher, Minority Veterans Observer (MVO)
Ø Publisher, Black Yank magazine
Ø Publisher, Brothers In and Out: A Collection of Selected Essays
Ø Publisher, From Mis-Education to Incarceration
v Founder, Griot Communities, Incorporated
v Founder, The National Black Children’s Memorial Wall of Remembrance Foundation
v Founder, The National Afrikan American Family Reunion Association (NAAFRA)
v United States Air Force – 26 years – retired
v United States Postal Service – 21 years – retired
v Member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Watts, California
v Lifetime member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ)
v Recipient of Bronze Star medal (Vietnam), 1968-69
v Recipient of National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) Medgar Evers Humanitarian Award, 1999
v Recipient of the Bishop Gerald Kennedy Award, United Methodist Church, 1997
v Recipient of the Nguzo Saba Award by the US Organization, September 9, 2000.
v Recipient of the National Association of Brothers and Sisters In and Out (NABSIO), Lifetime Achievement Award, March 18, 2001.
Dr. Donald R. Evans Sr.