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Black History Month program at Mathews Memorial Library

Mathews Memorial Library will honor 400 years of traditions shared, stories told and memories made with a presentation by traditional African storyteller Dylan Pritchett at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library.

The history of Virginia was forever changed four centuries ago by the arrival of a small group of Africans on the shore of Virginia, said a press release. The richness and diversity of cultures that we experience and enjoy today are a result of that significant event.

The bonds of families and communities are formed by stories shared through the ages, said the release. A native of Williamsburg, Pritchett has been a full-time storyteller, taking his African and African American folktales to over a hundred schools annually throughout the country. He is inspired by cultural folktales that have a positive meaning and that bring different cultures together.

Refreshments will follow the program.

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