Jackie Torrence


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  • ''If it had not been for storytelling, the black family would not have survived. It was the responsibility of the Uncle Remus types to transfer philosophies, attitudes, values, and advice, by way of storytelling using creatures in the woods as symbols.''
    Jackie Torrence (b. 1944), African American storyteller. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). Torrence was a professional storyteller specializing in "ghost stories, African-American tales, and Appalachian mountain lore."
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  • ''I'm not fighting any causes. I'm black, everybody can see that, but I am a storyteller for the masses.''
    Jackie Torrence (b. 1944), African American storyteller. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). Torrence was a professional storyteller specializing in "ghost stories, African- American tales, and Appalachian mountain lore."

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