Affiliate Organizations

 

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African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc. (AFHC)

New York, New York
www.africanfolkheritagecircle.org

President: Thelma Ruffin Thomas
212-817-1570
2017 Afiliate Report. alt

 

 

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ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers

Chicago, Illinois
www.aseblackstorytellers.org

President : Dr. Stephanie Davenport

2021 AFFILIATE REPORT

 

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Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
www.blackstorytellers.com

President: Nothando Zulu

2021 BSA AFFILIATE REPORT 

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Black Storytellers of San Diego, Inc. (BSSD)

San Diego, California

President: Mrs. Esther Anthony-Thomas

[email protected]

2019 Affiliate Report - BSSD   alt

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Blackstorytelling League of Rochester, NY Inc. (BLR)

Rochester, New York

Convener: Gwendolyn Glenn

2018 Affiliate Report - BLR

 

 

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Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers (CABS)

Cleveland, Ohio

www.clevelandstorytellers.org


                 President: Michele Rudolph                                                                    
2021 CABS Affiliate Report. alt

 DABS

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers (DABS)

Detroit, Michigan
[email protected]     

2020 Affiliate Report
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2021 - 2023 Officers     Jatu Gray - President. 
 Larry Castleberry - Vice President    Gwen Lewis - Secretary 
Laura Franklin - Treasurer     Sheryl Pryor - Financial  Secretary|
 Elder Vickie Slaughter - Membership    Michele Pierre -  Historian
                    Anthony Ross - Immediate Past President   
 
                                 Elder Amy Jackson - Founder                                                

 

Griots' Circle of Maryland (GC of MD)

Baltimore, Maryland
www.griotscircleofmarylandinc.org

President: Akua Anansesemfo

 2020 Affiliate Report - GCMD alt

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Keepers of The Culture (KOTC)

Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
www.KOTCinc.org

President: Paul Best

317-413-9648

2021 Affiliate Report  alt

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Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia (KUUMBA)

Atlanta, Georgia
www.kuumbastorytellers.org

President Gloria Elder


2020 KUUMBA Affiliate Reportalt
 

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North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers (NCABS)

Raleigh, North Carolina
www.ncabstellers.org

President: Beverly Fields Burnette

2020 Affiliate Report alt

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Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS)

Providence, Rhode Island
www.ribsfest.com  

 Board Chair:  Valerie Tutson

[email protected]

393 Broad Street
PO Box 14
Providence, RI 02907 
2021 Affiliate Reportalt

RIBS Updates and Board Outreach

 

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Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of Western New York

Buffalo, New York
 
Co-Presidents:  Angela Woodson Brice  & Rosalind Hunter



2021 Tradition Keepers Affiliate Report alt

 

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Nubian Storytellers Of Utah Leadership  (NSOUL)
Taylorsville, Utah

 President : Charlotte Starks

801.263.3708


http://nsoul.org/

2021 Affiliate Report  alt

 

 

2019 Affiliate Presidents

Photo credit "pauldbestphoto.com"

Affiliate Presidents photo taken at the  2019 NABS Festival & Conference