DURHAM, NC — Duke Chapel Custodian Oscar Dantzler is “the heart and soul of the place,” according to The News & Observer.
In addition to offering comfort, cleaning surfaces and dishing up useful advice, Dantzler has also served as the chapel’s ambassador, charming such visiting dignitaries as author Toni Morrison or former President Jimmy Carter, the article stated.
According to the article, Dantzler is soon to get his moment in the spotlight — an upcoming debut of a documentary film chronicling the lives and wisdom of eight university custodians across the country, which will include Dantzler.
“Anything we need to know, we go to Oscar,” said Layne Baker, the chapel’s visitor and university relations specialist. “Not the historians (…) Oscar.”
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