Society to celebrate black history


In celebration of African American History Month, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, 325 W. Federal St., is sponsoring “Storytelling in the African American Oral Tradition” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. This free event featuring Jocelyn and Robert Dabney will explore African American history and culture through song, poetry, and spoken words. Jocelyn Dabney is a storyteller, actress, and retired high school librarian from Youngstown. She will perform with her husband, Robert, who accompanies her with singing and drumming. They are charter members of the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers and members of the National Association of Black Storytellers. Free adjacent parking is available at the society. For information, contact or 330-743-2589.

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