Dr. Joe Cornelius receives his bachelor's degree and Doctorate from Tennessee State University. After teaching biology, anatomy, and physiology, he spends his free time writing plays. The devil serves as a metaphor for negativity and oppression in "The Devil and Leroy Jones."
Cornelius gives a short performance. The Devil tells Leroy Jones he has no chance to succeed because he was born black and from a broken household. Jones believes he will excel.
Young people are experiencing new pressures that older generations had not undertaken. Students applaud gang rappers as leaders. Low characters exist in all aspects of society.
Young people are more sensitive to hypocrisy and have a negative attitude toward authority. Cornelius confesses he has been the Devil and Leroy Jones for his students. If an audience has a good time when hearing a playwright's message, they are more receptive.
Credits: The Devil's Advice
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Educator Dr. Joe Cornelius once again shares his insightful talent as he weaves the tale of a young man struggling against the odds in the program from Tony Brown's Journal. In The Devil and Leroy Jones, Dr. Cornelius imbues his artistic performance with a message of hope for the future.
Length: 24 minutes
Copyright date: ©2000
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