History gets passed on and remembered through storytelling. The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is kicking off its 10th season with a special slate of storytellers in celebration of Black History Month. The event is hosted in partnership with Southfield Parks & Recreation and runs from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Southfield Pavilion 

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The event begins with a “pre-glow meet and greet” with featured storytellers Jill Chenault, Dr. Mayowa Lisa Reynolds, Rev. Horace L. Sheffield III and Yusef Shakur, as well as the Storyteller’s Marketplace where local vendors will be selling art, jewelry, books, clothing and more. The storytelling performances begin at 7 p.m., followed by performances from R&B singer Maurissa Rose and Body Rhythm Dance Theatre 

Rev. Horace Sheffield III at the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

Rev. Horace Sheffield III shares his story during a Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers event. | Photo by One Detroit

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Event host and One Detroit contributor Satori Shakoor sat down with City of Southfield Parks & Rec Office Supervisor Taneisha Springer to learn more about the Black History Month event and its theme, “CRT: Betrayal and Trust.” Plus, Shakoor talks with two of the performing storytellers, Rev. Sheffield III and Shakur, about the messages behind the stories they’ll be sharing.  

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