Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.
WHYY’s KAREN SMYLES tells us the story behind her documentary, The Montiers: An American Story, which chronicles several generations of an African-American family of Philadelphia’s first mayor.
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UPenn library acquires the papers of Ashley Bryan, a pioneering African American poet and artist known for children’s books
The children’s book artist is a pioneer in African American literature.
2 years ago
Historic African American visions of a life of freedom and elegance
The Library Company of Philadelphia opens an exhibition of African American history told solely through African American artifacts.
Philadelphia recognizes a piece of regional history through The Montiers family
One of Philadelphia’s true first families will receive a long-overdue recognition this week. The Montiers are descendants of Philadelphia’s first mayor, Humphrey Morrey.
4 years ago
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