2022 National Association of Black Storytellers • 40th Annual Festival & Conf “Brother Blue” Circle Of Elders inductee, nominee • Oba William King • JUSTUSarts

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About me

A Poetic Storyteller Cut his teeth in the cultural comfort of Chicago, IL with mentors and teachers such as Okoro Harold Johnson, Sam Greenlee, Kelan Phil Cohran, Dr. Margaret Burroughs, & Oscar Brown Jr. Encouraged by Gwendolyn Brooks, he joined the chicago Association of black Storytellers – Ase who introduced him to The National Association of Black Storytellers founded by Mother Mary Carter Smith and Mama Linda Goss in 1982. Oba wrote and published: Firefly and Little Star • I Love My People • R.E.A.D. & Other Story Poems • We AreConnected-The Ancestors Drum • Red, Black, and Green • The Birthday Wish • How The Stars Got up In The Sky and The Nite B4 Kwanzaa he is founder of JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment https://JUSTUSarts.com

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