Welcome to NABS… the place where you can hear, feel and see the authentic voice of Blackstorytelling.  While you are here, be sure to visit Our Story, the Gallery, Resources and our Blog. For a one-of-a-kind LIVE storytelling experience, in which all FIVE of your senses…and BEYOND…will elevate, titillate and jubilate, we invite you to attend the “In The Tradition…” Festival & Conference, November 12-16, 2014 in Chicago.

 November 12-16, 2014  





We Remember  

"We delight in the beauty of the Butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." -                                     Maya Angelou

                         NABS' 1998
"The greatest gift is not being afraid to question." – Ruby Dee

"Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move." – Ossie Davis


Storytelling Contest

Lighting the Way:  Stories of Our Hereos/Sheroes - Past & Present, in Our Homes, Our Communities and in Our Nation

  • Youth and Adult Categories
  • Create and Perform Story
  • Submit Video OnLine
  • Cash Prizes
Deadline September 21
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