We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization of Master Storytellers. Educators and Community Supporters. We provide training for those interested in using the African based storytelling methods to reach their audience. Teachers use us, businesses use us, social workers use us and communities of Faith use us.


The Storytellers have performed for a wide range of audiences: pre-school to Senior Centers to Corporate Headquarters. The stories shared emphasize such attributes and values as Honesty, Friendship, Love, Integrity, Good Manners and Self-Determination. Stories are considered to be the conveyors of these messages; a means of reinforcing primary human values through exposing all to the strengths found in the descendants of Africa in the American Diaspora.


Black Storytellers Alliance hosts an annual Master Storytellers Festival around the end of September each year. In 2008 the festival was held on September 25-27, 2008 and brought together 1,961 students and 225 chaperons to Macalester College, Cowles Auditorium and Seed Academy-Harvest Prep.


Collaboration Opportunities

The Black Storytellers Alliance brings powerful oral presentation and performing skils that could be leveraged in larger community events such as summer festivals and church events.

Board of Directors

Nothando Zulu President
Dara Ceaser Vice President
Edwin Clarke Secretary
Makeda Zulu-Gillespie Treasurer
Mahmoud El-Kati Joseph Ceaser
Dorothy Robinson Sherrie Pugh
Joseph Matey-Keke Vusumuzi Zulu

Contact Information

We invite you to email us with your comments, suggestions or desire to volunteer to increase the use of the ART of oral storytelling.
Ms. Nothando Zulu, Director
(612) 529-5864;
(612) 529-5951 (fax)
[email protected]

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