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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!"
Charlotte Blake Alston - Queen Nur - Tahira - Momma Sandi - Oni Lasana - Ron Carter
"Sundays On Stage" series at the Philadelphia Free Library - Parkway Main Branch
An evening of stories, poetry & music in celebration of family & community
A celebration of Africans American history & culture
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
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
Storytelling Workshops / Professional Development Mentoring Programs for Youth
Cowrie Shell Path to Storytelling Success
Watoto of Joy - (Youth)
Community Outreach Program & Events
History & Archive
Membership & Development
Funding & Grants