Information from The 34th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference held in Philadelphia 2016. Reconstructions Editor, Denise Valentine attended and presented her own story.
The 34th “In the Tradition...”
Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference
“THE WAY WE TELL IT, IS THE WAY IT IS!”
Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2016.
PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT AT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA
The pre-festival gala is the kick off event that hosts culturally rich, stellar and renown Philadelphia talent during a two-hour family concert. It's Philly's best artistic and cultural vibe coming to you live!
NATIONAL ADOPT-A-TELLER PROGRAM
NABS Storytellers from across the country will provide dynamic educational and cultural experiences in Philadelphia's schools, libraries, museums, correctional facilities, recreation and senior centers.
PHILADELPHIA AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR
We will begin our tour on the hallowed ground of the historic Mother Bethel AME church. Founded in 1787 by Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, the church rests upon the oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African Americans. We will also visit the Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Museum of Slavery to see artifacts and hardware used during the periods of enslavement and the Jim Crow era; The President’s House where nine enslaved persons of African descent were part of Georg Washington’s household; his stablehands lived 5 feet from the entrance to the Liberty Bell Center. We will end our tour at the African American Museum Philadelphia....
See more at http://www.nabsinc.org/2016-festival-highlights.