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KOTC Logo ©1996 Columbus Knox

                      

BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT KOTC...


KEEPERS OF THE CULTURE was founded in 1994


KOTC is an affiliate of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. 


1996 : Hosted the 14th Annual "In The Tradition..." The National Association of Black Storytelling Festival & Conference, in 1996 in partnership with West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.  


2016 : Hosted the 34th Annual "In The Tradition..." The National Association of Black Storytelling Festival & Conference, "The Way We Tell It, Is The Way It Is!"

PAST PRESIDENTS 


Charlotte Blake Alston - Queen Nur - Tahira - Momma Sandi - Oni Lasana - Ron Carter  


 ANNUAL PROGRAMS 


FAMILY DAY 

"Sundays On Stage" series at the Philadelphia Free Library - Parkway Main Branch


LOVE NIGHT

An evening of stories, poetry & music in celebration of family & community 


KWANZAA CELEBRATION

A celebration of Africans American history & culture 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS  


African American Museum of Philadelphia


 GriotWorks "Stories In Service" 


Philadelphia Folklore Project


University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology 


InFACT, Inc / Art Sanctuary / Tahira Productions



 COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 


TELLABRATION! 

with Patchwork, A Storytelling Guild 


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


ALSO...

Storytelling Workshops / Professional Development Mentoring Programs for Youth 

Cowrie Shell Path to Storytelling Success 



 KOTC COMMITTEES  


Watoto of Joy - (Youth)

Community Outreach Program & Events

History & Archive 

Membership & Development 

Funding & Grants