Keepers Of The Culture Circle of Story Logo

KOTC Logo ©1996 Columbus Knox, RIP  


Our KOTC Logo represents historical and contemporary aspects of African American traditional symbols: Centered is our Griot/Storyteller, Top center to right: our wise Elder, Ananci, Ghanian Ashanti Stool, Aesop, (Rabbit & Turtle), Africa on African American red, green & black flag, Family, the warrior Shaka Zulu, Ankh the Egyptian symbol of Life, Kinara, 

a candleholder of the seven principals of Kwanzaa, Youth reading, Cow Tail Switch (Nigerian Royal whisk). Djembe Drum makes the gathering call. Surrounding our Griot (storyteller) is the hour glass in the never ending circle of timeless African American storytelling!  Asante sana to Bro. Knox & family.

KOTC'S OFFICIAL SLOGAN: "Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"






















Stories in Service, 2010

Joslyn dancing

Tahira on drum


Kwanzaa Celebration 2008

Watoto of Joy - Astarte




L-R: Pauline Cohen, Storytelling Irma, President 2017-2019, Charlotte Blake Alston, Founder, Caroliese Frink Reed, PhD,Founder with Queen Nur and DeniseValentine


KOTC with Founders Jawara Bishop, Wanda Gigots  Charlotte Blake Alston, Caroliese Frink Reed, Phd.                  Frink Reed and Linda Goss (Center row left to right

                                                                  Nashid Ali, Charlotte Blake Alston and  Lamont Dixon  







                                                                  Oni Lasana & Mitch "Grand Daddy" Capel - "Dunbarian's" at National Association of Black Storytellers Conference & Festival



           Joann Frazier-Dasent, Oni Lasana, Storytelling Irma, President 2017-2019 and Denise Valentine



                                          Queen Nur & Sarai Abdul-Malik @ Rehearsal for Family Day

Watoto of Joy


         Baba Jamal Koram officiating Induction Ceremony

                                                             Joann Frasier- Dasent with Ancestor Vina Bright