At age 7, Charles Alexander (Alex-Zan) enters Venable Elementary School (Charlottesville, Virginia) in September 1959 with his mother, Elizabeth Alexander and Mrs. Thelma Townsend and her sons, Marvin and William.
Alex-Zan, Originator-Black History Pathway, Honorary-4th St. NW, Charlottesville, Virginia, Phase 1
is an Educator-Entertainer-Motivator who facilitates creative, interactive presentations for children, youth and adults. A resident of Charlottesville, VA, he was an early trailblazer, being one of 12 blacks (known as “The Charlottesville 12”) to desegregate Virginia Public Schools in Charlottesville in 1959.
Alex-Zan is an author, TV producer, columnist, and national in-demand speaker for schools, conferences, staff development workshops and churches around the country.
His passion for touching, moving and inspiring people has led two Virginia cities to proclaim “Alex-Zan Day!” Heis also a national and local humanitarian award winner. Through his creative imagination, Alex-Zan has secured over 100 plus copyrights, four trademarks, and developed several cartoon characters that have prompted people to call him the “Info-Trainer” and the “Performing Teacher”.
Mr. Alex-Zan’s book, The Skin is Just the Cover, tells his story. Contact Mr. Alex-Zan to purchase copies.
What People Say:
reminds people to release anger and Yo, Let it Go! Learn more about YOGO and listen to the YOGO song performed by J-Willz here.
is a new character from North Africa. CYM has a thirst for learning and is an avid listener. He thinks before he speaks and works to get along with others.
likes to say “Just Think before you act.”
The Harlem Globetrotters Beyond the Ball: Mr. Alex-Zan
Charlottesville CBS 19 in partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters recognized Mr. Alex-Zan as a ”Local Game Changer” March-2022
Virginia General Assembly Honors Alex-Zan
April 10, 2019, View the NBC29 Video
To Get Touched, Moved and Inspired…
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