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

  

Workshops

          . Professional Development Workshop s

           .Storytelling Workshops

 

Mentorship Program        

 

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

           

 

Partnerships

          . 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.

  

Committees

 

           .  Watoto of Joy (Youth Program)

.  Community Outreach

.  Programs & Events

.  History & Archives

.  Membership

.  Development/Grants