This past Saturday I attended the funeral service of Baba Chuck Davis in Durham, North Carolina. In the African tradition, “Baba” means father. In Durham, I think it’s safe to say that “Baba” means Chuck Davis!
Before I even reached Union Baptist Church it was clear that I was approaching the right place. The air was carrying the unmistakably deep, tight beat of African drummers and the song of an unrestrained praise choir at full voice.