We Have Stories to Tell—Family and Personal Stories
Author and storyteller Jane Yolen states, “All humans are stories waiting to be told. My story, your story, our story—history.” In this program, Sylvia Payne encourages her audiences to realize that sometimes they may have shared stories without even realizing they had done so or that those stories may provide important links to historical events within their own families. Payne stresses the urgency of asking questions of our parents and other elders, and drawing important topics to the surface, as a pertinent way of capturing family histories. Payne shares ways for audience members to determine what some of their stories may be and also shares some of her own.