About KOTC


 ©1996 Columbus Knox

Brief History

. Founded in 1991

. Affiliate of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.
              . Hosted the 14th In the Tradition…National Association of Black  Storytelling  Festival & Conference in 1996 in partnership with  West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

. Past Presidents:  Charlotte Blake Alston, Queen Nur, TAHIRA, 

  Momma Sandi, Nashid Ali, Oni Lasana, Ronald Carter


 Meeting Place

            First Thursdays of the Month:  6: 00 p.m.

            Philadelphia Folklore Project

735 South 50th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143


Annual Programs


          . Family Day at the Philadelphia Main Library

         . Love Night:  An evening of stories, Poetry & Music

          . Kwanzaa Celebration



          . Professional Development Workshop s

           .Storytelling Workshops


Mentorship Program        


          . Cowrie Shell Path to Success (series of workshops and activities for members.)




          . Philadelphia Folklore Project

          . African- American Museum of Philadelphia

          . University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology

          . InFACT, Inc.

          . Art Sanctuary

          . TAHIRA Productions, Inc.


Collaborative Program Highlights


           . Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

           Patchwork Guild:  Tellabration

               . Purdue University Black Cultural Center: Throwing Down the  
            Gauntlet: Telling the Stories of Sisters in the Black Panther Party 
            through the African Oral Tradition.




           .  Watoto of Joy (Youth Program)

.  Community Outreach

.  Programs & Events

.  History & Archives

.  Membership

.  Development/Grants