Poetry and Storytelling: Damon Fordham

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 6:00pm
Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center
Address: 134 Cannon Street
Admission: Free
Coordinators: Warachal E. Faison, MD and Tribal Raine
Hosts: Charleston Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Damon L. Fordham, a Spartanburg native who was raised in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, is an author and adjunct professor of history at The Citadel and Charleston Southern University. He has researched and written extensively on the lesser-known stories of Charleston’s Black history. He has written three books on the subject, has contributed occasional articles on such stories to The Charleston Chronicle since 1998, and has conducted local tours and lectures. Fordham has also appeared in the Turner South Network Commercial My South Speaks (2006) and the History Channel Documentary The American Revolution (2005). He has served as a commentator for the British Broadcasting Company’s documentary The Real Amos and Andy and the South Carolina Educational Television Documentaries All the Children of All the People, Where Do We Go from Here, and Africans in America-A South Carolina Perspective.  Fordham will tell stories of African folklore and history along with similar tales of Charleston during the MOJA Arts Festival.

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