Keepers Of The Culture Circle of Story

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, our warrior Shaka Zulu, Ankh the Egyptian symbol of Life, Kinara, a candleholder of the seven principals of Kwanzaa, Youth, Cow Tail Switch (Nigerian Fly whisk). Djembe Drum makes the gathering call. Surrounding our Griot (storyteller) is the hour glass in the never ending circle of timeless storytelling!  Thank you Bro. Knox





















Joslyn Duncan and TAHIRA - Stories in Service, 2010


Kwanzaa Celebration 2008

Watoto of Joy - Astarte




Pauline Cohen, Storytelling Irma, Charlotte Blake Alston, Caroliese Frink Reed, Queen Nur, 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


                              Joann Frazier-Dasent, Oni Lasana, Storytelling Irma 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