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About Storymama01

Professional Storyteller, Blogger, Teaching Folk Artist, Cultural Curator, Consultant, History Lover, Humanist

How an earthquake delivered a little slave girl to Philadelphia in a silver dish.

A story etched in the rim of a beautiful silver dish in the archives of the Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent has intrigued me to no end. It tells of a massive earthquake that devastated the town of Port … Continue reading

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition ~ August 23rd

The United Nations (UNESCO) has designated August 23rd as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which has built its reputation, in part, on its role as an abolitionist city, now joins … Continue reading

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Press Release: Commemoration of The Pennsylvania Slave Trade Historical Marker, Penn’s Landing, August 5, 2016

The Pennsylvania Slave Trade is among 23
state historical markers recently approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). Continue reading

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Ancestral Remembrance Day Philly 2016

Ancestral Remembrance Day Philly August 5th, 2016 Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Markers Project (PhillyMPC) June 2nd is now August 5th! To coincide with the unveiling of the new historical marker, PhillyMPC has changed the date for Ancestral Remembrance … Continue reading

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Penn’s Landing: Arrival Point of First Africans, Philadelphia approved for a State Historical Marker

“Penn’s Landing: Arrival Point of First Africans, Philadelphia” is among the 23 new state historical markers recently approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Continue reading

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Upcoming Storytelling Performances!

http://eepurl.com/bQEPfn Winter 2016 Storytelling Performances! Penn State Schuylkill Haven, UNSILENCED and One Book One Philadelphia!

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Paul Robeson, West Philly Folk Hero

Listen to Keepers of the Culture, Inc. (KOTC) tell the story of Paul Robeson on SoundCloud! KOTC, Inc. Logo ©1996 Columbus Knox Opening song: Charlotte Blake-Alston Hosts: Tahira Akua Tahira and Dr. C. Frink Reed Storyteller: Denise Valentine. Brought to … Continue reading

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Philadelphia President’s House Monument featured on Travel Channel

In case you missed it, see the rebroadcast of #Mysteries at the Monument featuring the President’s House on the Travel Channel, 9/4, 5pm EST. Or, Catch it on my YouTube Channel.

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Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project

Ancestral Remembrance Day – June 2, 2015 Continue reading

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Spring / Summer 2015 Storytelling Performance Calendar

What’s Up Next! Save the Date! Spring / Summer 2015 May 16, 3 PM – 4:30 PM WHERE DOES MY STORY BEGIN?       Philadelphia Folklore Project 735 South 50th Street Philadelphia, PA 19143 P: 215.726.1106 Storyteller Denise Valentine has … Continue reading

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