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WHPL Gertrude Blanks Story Telling Event Featuring Anna Marie "Jedda" Williams at First Church

The West Hartford Public Library celebrates Gertrude Blanks’ contributions to the community by keeping storytelling alive. The West Hartford community is proud to claim Gertrude as one of its own ...and a daughter who will always have a home at the West Hartford Public Library, especially on the Library wall mural where her picture is depicted.

Featured Storytellers:
Ann Marie “Jedda” Williams makes a positive impact on her community by teaching in Hartford Public and Private Schools as an educator and as a performing artist through song, music, movement, storytelling, professional workshops, after-school programming, theatrical plays, and her life’s project “Living Legends Among Us” honoring our gems and pearls of our community.

Rosemarie Tate is a community activist and longtime justice, equity, and inclusion champion and advocate of West Indian Jamaican culture

Okey Ndibe is an author of 3 books, and his essays and reviews have appeared in many national and international publications, including the New York Times, BBC online, Al Jazeera online, and The Mail & Guardian (South Africa). For more than fifteen years he wrote a widely syndicated weekly column on Nigerian politics and culture.
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