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GG-266368-19
Freedom Stories: Unearthing the African American Heritage of Appalachia
Kiran Sirah, International Storytelling Center

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=GG-266368-19

Freedom Stories Webpage (Web Resource)
Title: Freedom Stories Webpage
Author: International Storytelling Center
Abstract: Freedom Stories: Unearthing the Black Heritage of Appalachia is an ongoing series that marries performance and discussion, connecting prominent Black storytellers, humanities scholars, and community leaders with the public to trace this rich history and highlight the role that face-to-face storytelling has played in both African and Appalachian experience—from the first African arrivals in these mountains, to the shaping of a distinct culture, to the ongoing struggles for freedom and equality.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.storytellingcenter.net/initiatives/freedomstories/

True Tales from the Underground Railroad (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: True Tales from the Underground Railroad
Abstract: Sheila Arnold delivering the first session of ISC's Freedom Stories filmed live from the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee— the location where Elihu Embree published The Emancipator in 1820, the first newspaper in the United States solely devoted to the abolition of slavery.
Author: Sheila Arnold
Date: 10/5/2019
Location: Jonesborough, TN
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/7770x14S54Y

Do Black lives matter in Appalachia? (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Do Black lives matter in Appalachia?
Abstract: The first Freedom Stories community conversation, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, was recorded live on July 3, 2020. The free, digital event included scholars, leaders, and activists and posed the question, “Do Black lives matter in Appalachia?” The event was moderated by International Storytelling Center's Freedom Stories Project Director, Dr. Alicestyne Turley. The recording features storyteller and National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow and co-founder of National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS,) Mama Linda Goss.
Author: Various Participants
Date: 7/3/2020
Location: Virtual
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/PJLSqJnDLJM

Emancipation Saturday: An Appalachian Tradition (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Emancipation Saturday: An Appalachian Tradition
Abstract: This Freedom Stories discussion covers the lesser-known Appalachian emancipation celebration, Emancipation Saturday, including the history behind the celebration, the role that President Andrew Johnson played in Emancipation Saturday, and the celebration's spread throughout Central Appalachia.
Author: Various Participants
Date: 8/10/2020
Location: Virtual
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/Mq4acKXHTwU

What You Don't Know (But Should) About Appalachian Slavery (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: What You Don't Know (But Should) About Appalachian Slavery
Abstract: Antebellum slavery is most often associated with the Deep South: sprawling Mississippi cotton fields, Alabama sugar plantations, and Georgia estates straight from “Gone with the Wind.” But Central Appalachia had a thriving slave trade, as well. This is the topic for our third FREE discussion as part of our Freedom Stories initiative.
Author: Various Participants
Date: 9/5/2020
Location: Virtual
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/ydWKNt03OPw

Freedom Stories: Stories of the Underground Railroad (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Freedom Stories: Stories of the Underground Railroad
Abstract: Inspirational instrumentalist and storyteller, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr., brings to life true tales from the Underground Railroad. This session was originally presented live as part of our National Storytelling Festival and includes both performance and discussion between Jones and Freedom Stories Director, Dr. Alicestyne Turley. The discussion is followed by a live audience Q&A. Freedom Stories is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Discussions Grant, an award based on projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.
Author: Various Participants
Date: 10/1/2020
Location: https://youtu.be/MbNzMGSSpOU

Melungeon: The Criminalization of Race (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Melungeon: The Criminalization of Race
Abstract: Join us for our sixth Freedom Stories event as we explore the history of a tri-racial ethnic group prevalent in Central Appalachia and the rural Southeastern United States known as Melungeons. Through performance and discussion with storyteller Lyn Ford, author and community scholar Wayne Winkler, and Anthony Mayle, Assistant Director, Marietta College Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we will examine the unique development of multiple racial identities and challenge the story of Appalachian monoculturalism.
Author: Various Participants
Date: 11/7/2020
Location: Virtual
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/VQ1zP1NA85A

Dr. Alicestyne Turley (Staff/Faculty/Fellow Position)
Name: Dr. Alicestyne Turley
Abstract: Dr. Alicestyne Turley is the Director of the International Storytelling Center's Freedom Stories program. She is responsible for planning events from start to finish, including procedures, milestones and deadlines. Budgeting for event operations and monitoring each event to make sure it stays within budget.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.storytellingcenter.net/about-us/our-team/


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