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Carole Shelton

Carole Shelton is a retired educator from the St. Louis City Schools, a professional storyteller for more than twenty-five years and an author. As a storyteller it is a calling to share the real-life experiences, the myths, the legends, and folk tales of all people. Story telling evokes the imagination, it empowers, it educates, and it entertains. It is through the art of storytelling that our actions can reach new heights and contribute so much more to ourselves, our families, our communities and the world.


Portraits of African American Women in MO: Before, During and After the Civil War

This program offers first and third person portrayals of Black women in Missouri; creating biographical sketches which illustrates the impact of enslavement and pending freedom upon their lives. PLEASE CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: Mary Robinson, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, Lucey Delaney, Harriet Scott, Annie Malone, Sarah Graves, Marie Rogers Martin

The African American Experience at the 1904 World’s Fair

This program explores the many truths and myths of the African American experiences during the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The official name of the Fair was the Louisiana Purchase International Exposition. The program introduces the audience to the African Americans whose tenacity, talents, and ingenuity contributed to the history making event of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. This program includes a power point component.