This is Our Story, This is Our Song
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Central - Lobby
Explore the history, culture and experiences of people of the African Diaspora through the vibrant storytelling of Richard Ashby, Jr. and Teju, the Storyteller.
Richard Ashby, Jr. is an award-winning, nationally recognized public librarian and storyteller. He performed and shared stories of the African American experience across the Northeast, South and Midwest. Mr. Ashbys most notable performance is the reenactment of Henry Box Brown, the man enslaved in Virginia who mailed himself to freedom in Philadelphia.
Teju, the Storyteller an award-winning storyteller, folklorist, and oral historian. His stories are drawn from African traditions and African American history and folklore. An in-demand storyteller, Teju has performed across the country and has appeared in numerous movies and videos.
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This program was made possible through the generous support of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Foundation in partnership with the Evansville African American Museum, Childrens Museum of Evansville and Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.