Passing Down the Tradition of Black Storytelling | WYPR

Passing Down the Tradition of Black Storytelling

Sep 7, 2018

Mama Linda Goss
Credit National Association of Black Storytellers

Stories are powerful. They transport you to another land or time. They raise questions about human nature. They can also be a tool to teach lessons that have been passed down for generations.

As the National Folk Festival kicks off in Salisbury, we speak to the co-founder of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Mama Linda Goss, and Dr. David Fakunle, her apprentice. They share favorite stories, and describe why the oral tradition is important.

They will be performing on Sunday at 2 pm at the Avery Hall Maryland Traditions Stage. Event details here. Learn more about Dr. David Fakunle's organization 'Discover Me, Recover Me' here.