We mourn the passing of DENISE "Story Mama" VALENTINE
(c) 1996 Columbus Knox
Our KOTC logo represents historical and contemporary
aspects of African American traditional symbols:
Centered is our Griot/Storyteller
Top center to right:
The wise Elder, Anansi, Ashanti Stool, Aesop, (Rabbit & Turtle), Africa on African American red, green & black flag, warrior Shaka Zulu, Ankh: Egyptian symbol of Life, Kinara: candleholder of the seven principals of Kwanzaa, a Youth reading, Cow Tail Switch (Nigerian Royal whisk), Djembe Drum makes the gathering call.
Surrounding our Griot (storyteller) is the hour glass in the never ending circle of timeless African and American storytelling.
Asante sana to a gifted artist who created our logo, Bro. Knox -
may he Rest In Peace.
AYA the Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness.
The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.
"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty."
(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)
KOTC is a non-profit organization.
Your support and contributions will fund our mission.
Your generous tax-deductible donation will fund our mission to offer quality arts-in-educational programs to under served schools and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and in the PA, NJ, DE tri-state area.
KOTC accept checks or money orders via KOTC P. O. Box 15083, Phila. PA 19130.
ALSO, for your convenience feel free to securely submit your credit or debit card for membership payments or a donation by clicking on the PAY PAL button below.
Asante Sana! Thank you!
KEEPERS OF THE CULTURE, INC.
Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group
P. O. BOX 15083
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Contact our president, Paul D. Best
Voicemail: 1-317-759-4732 / kotcPhilly@gmail.com
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"Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"