Tag Archives: storytelling

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

Posted in arts and culture, Blackstorytelling, culture and politics, education, history, humanities, Public History and Memory, storytelling and folklore, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Storytelling: an ancient tradition–its modern uses

  Where in the world have I been? Telling stories, of course, near and far! ANANSE SoundSplash 2014 Storytelling Festival & Conference, Jamaica, W.I.  Image: Ananse SoundSplash 2014, November 19 – 24, Jamaica, W.I. an international contingent of storytellers: Amina Blackwood … Continue reading

Posted in arts and culture, Blackstorytelling, culture and politics, education, humanities, Public History and Memory, storytelling and folklore | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Storytelling, History and Reconstruction

Storytelling as a tool to develop Culture, Community & Capacity-Building

I am honored to be the storyteller for History and Reconstruction, a collaborative history project between Phillip Seitz (historian) and Reconstruction, Inc. (William Goldsby, Chair), a grassroots organization for post-incarceration reentry and reintegration. Continue reading

Posted in arts and culture, culture and politics, education, Public History and Memory, storytelling and folklore | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Man Who Wouldn’t Stay Dead

Aaron was dead. Only, he refused to accept it. He strolls casually into his funeral, sits next to his widow and says “Looks like somebody dead. Who dead?” His widow says “You dead.”  Aaron replies “Me dead. I don’t feeeeel … Continue reading

Posted in arts and culture, storytelling and folklore | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Food Folklore

Food culture Denise Valentine, Storyteller Pepper-Pot Woman Food As A Lens John Lewis Krimmel (German-born American artist, 1786-1821) Pepper-Pot Woman at the Philadelphia Market. 1811 A negro-woman selling pepper-pot soup, Philadelphia, circa 1803. The recipe for pepper pot called for … Continue reading

Posted in arts and culture, culture and politics, humanities, storytelling and folklore | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments