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Black Storytelling week

Sept 10th - 16th, 2023


A global celebration uniting Black families
through intergenerational storytelling and oral tradition.


What is Black Storytelling Week?

Have you ever gathered your people to share stories about who you are and where you come from?

Imagine what you might discover?

Black Storytelling Week is a new annual holiday calling on Black families worldwide - whether adopted, biological, or chosen - to devote one week each year to sharing their family history with one another.

About us

Who Is It For?

This holiday is for us. Those of us who identify as Black, African, Afro-Anything.

This holiday is for Black people, and those who raise, love on, nurture, and care for us. It’s as simple as that. Whether you are adopted, or your family is biological, or chosen, this holiday honors and celebrates the many ways we make family and are family. Whoever you consider loved ones is who you are meant to celebrate this holiday with.


How to Celebrate

1. Mark your calendars: September 10th - 16th, 2023

Sign up to be one show your interest in celebrating with us, so we can share important tools and updates about this holiday and subsequent programming.

Then, set aside time during the second week of September to connect with your family. Explore our conversation guides for meaningful discussions below, or forge your own path.

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2. Starting the conversation

Not sure how to start a family history conversation with your family, or how to keep it going?

We made a Conversation Guide for that.

It offers thought prompts to prepare you and loved ones before family history conversations, activities like creating a family genome, discussion questions, alternative conversation topics for those who might need them, and reflection questions for once you’re finished.