The Gullah/ Geechee people of Coastal Georgia and South Carolina have always demonstrated tremendous strength and tenacity, even in the face of insurmountable and unimaginable circumstances. Much of this can be attributed to their enduring spirits and strong connection to their African roots. Griot and Master Storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste will use the art of storytelling to bring the Gullah/Geechee story and history to life. She will skillfully demonstrate how storytelling was used during the most difficult and fiery times of our history, and beyond, as both tools of resistance and resilience. Lillian promises to stir, awaken, enlighten, inform, and entertain all in attendance. The young and old alike will be caught up and mesmerized by the magic of Gullah/Geechee storytelling.
About the Speaker
Lillian Grant-Baptiste is an informed cultural artist, motivational speaker, and an uplifting storyteller. She has nearly 30 years of experience as a motivational speaker and a professional storyteller. Ms. Grant-Baptiste has been showcased at storytelling and performance venues throughout the United States. She is a moving performer that will stir your soul and leave you on the edge of your seat yearning for more. She skillfully gathers and retells stories from diverse cultures but has a particular fondness and love for folktales from the African Diaspora. Lillian believes that storytelling is a powerful tool that can be utilized to uplift, empower, and ultimately transform individuals, families, and communities.