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International Storytelling Center

100 West Main Street

Jonesborough, TN 37659

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Langston Lives! A gala featuring master storyteller Sheila Arnold’s performance 'It Was Ours: Langston High School Through Memory's Eye'

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Langston Lives! will feature Ms. Sheila Arnold, an internationally acclaimed master storyteller and historic character interpreter.

During her performance, Ms. Sheila will assume the personalities of Langston High Schools most notable alumni and teachers. Her depictions will transport you to Langston High School during its hey-day and highlight the vital role the school played in the lives of Johnson City's African-American community.

Along with reminiscing or learning more about Langston High School, the event will also feature a delicious buffet meal and scrumptious desserts.

Proceeds from the event will benefit LEAD, the grassroots organization working along with the city of Johnson City to transform Langston High School into a multicultural arts and education center located in the heart of downtown. Learn more about the public-private partnership at www.leadlhs.org.

*About Ms. Sheila

Sheila Arnold has given more than 1,500 presentations for schools, churches, professional organizations, museums and many other venues in 40 states, Washington DC and overseas.

Sheila presents 12 Historic Character Presentations, various storytelling programs and teaches educators and other storytellers. In her previous life, Ms. Sheila, as she is fondly called, was a coordinator and interpreter at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Summer Teachers Institute. Ms. Sheila has twice been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival and has performed in several small and large festivals around the country. Shelia has a deep love of history and often this love is reflected in her historical storytelling and consulting with museums.

She lives in Hampton, Va., and is fortunate to live close to her son, Krisstopher; her grandson, Brooklyn, and her father and stepmother, Wallace and Vera Arnold, and she communicates often with her Atlanta-based sister, Stephanie.

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