Griot’s Corner is a program tailored for K –through 3rd Grade students that uses storytellers and children activities to highlight freedom, acceptance, multiculturalism and citizenship. The “Griot” (ɡrēˈō,ˈɡrēō) is a West African storyteller, historian and/or musician. The griot’s role was to preserve the genealogies and oral traditions of the respective tribe. Griot’s Corner uses the spirit of storytelling to promote literacy and to help young students build strong character traits. This series is especially designed to engage young learners with interactive activities that include reading, creative dramatics, art and music.
This Month's Featured Book:
If A Bus Could Talk, by Faith Ringgold. Our favorite storyteller and illustrator from last year’s Black History Month returns with a fanciful tale of a young student who is picked up by a bus who talks to her, and tells her the fascinating true story of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. By the time they reach school, the student has a new view of an important era in history.
To make arrangements for your visit to Griot’s Corner, please call us at the offices of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, 843-255-7301. or Register here