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Mary Carter Smith is now an Ancestor
On April 24, 2007, Mary Carter Smith made her transition. Mother Mary, as she is affectionately known, was a visionary, poet, teacher, Historian, chronicler of the values and principles of the people. She is revered nationwide for reviving and promoting storytelling as an art form, as a teaching method, and as a form of communication.
She was a teacher in the Baltimore City Public School system for thirty-one years and volunteered her services hosting a Saturday morning radio program, “Griot for the Young and the Young at Heart,” for twenty-five years. In 1983 Mother Mary was named the official Griot of Baltimore City and, in 1991, was named the official Griot of Maryland. Read More