Dear Mr. Oba William King,

How are you? It was an honor to have you present for our students during Black History Month. The Team that I am a part of, Leading for Racial Equity, recently gave a survey to teachers in regards to the quality of our school’s Black History Month curriculum and events. Teachers were given an opportunity to leave comments specifically in regards to your performance. Below are the comments that teachers made:

“I loved this presentation! The music got kids excited and you were extremely engaging.”

“The students loved Oba and were extremely engaged in his presentation!”

“We want Mr. Oba to come back.”

“An experience for all to see. What great stories! Very age appropriate and the children were happy.”

“You have a way with words. It is clear you see the importance of giving our generation of young people a chance to embrace and enjoy this African tradition of storytelling. Thank you for sharing your gift of storytelling with our school. You were very inspiring and uplifting.”

“Very nice experience. Mr. King is a fabulous storyteller.”

“ Our students, K-4, were enthralled!”

As these comments were left on an anonymous survey, feel free to list as AF Bridgeport Academy K-4 Teacher. We look forward to having you work with our school again in the near future. And my son absolutely loves the song, “ I Love My People.”

Kindest Regards,

Grade K – 4 Teachers

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School

Bridgeport, CT



HONORED! Thank you so much for inviting me to tell stories for your students. Please let them know, Mr. Oba is very proud of them. They are working hard hard to be GREAT Students, I think They are Kind, Smart, and Fun. — “There’s Always room for one more word” Thanks- Mr. Oba


Boat Ride – a collaboration with Tony Jones

what is storytelling • 7/29 @6:30p story creation and sharing. Southeast Arlington Library • Family Audience – arts & education, traditional folk art

Come out, bring the family for an interactive experience with Oba William King, author, storyteller, national touring artist. “Oba King’s story shows are incredibly engaging.” We share laughter, connect with one another, experience the rhythm of spoken word, and learn about the tradition of the Griot, the art of Storytelling. Folk Tales and Animal Tails – with original music and Djembe drum. All Ages All Welcome./ Free Admission – Tell a friend –

Upcoming Storytelling Events • TEXAS

Storytelling presentation/workshop available for West Grand Prairie,Tx

During the months of July or August any Summer Camp, Library, Youth, Early Childhood, or Seasoned Adult Center, Church, or School. Non Profit Organization can host an interactive, cultural arts, literary, audience participation, LIVE (In-Person) SAFE • FUN • Family Events.

Any NPO in district 101 – JULY or AUGUST –– ONLY –– 1 event available •
did I say free? Yes, made possible by a grant from TCA= East Arlington & West Grand Prairie, Texas. EZ Booking, let’s choose a day/time – and sign a presentation confirmation form… promote, invite, enjoy!

Me! TCA Touring Roster Artist – available for 1 production in the community during July / August 2021 @ No Cost To the Organization or the Audience •


Sponsored by Texas Commission on the Arts Featuring Oba LIVE!