Celebrate Black History!

The tapestry of American history has been shaped by
Black agency, bravery, triumph and defeats!

Join Irene Smalls, award-winning author, storyteller and publisher as she chronicles the journey of Black people in America from 1619 to the present day. From A-Z Irene Smalls, educator and author, story tells a truly dynamic Black History. Learn about the seeds, songs and folkways the first Africans brought to America.

Black history is:
Grand finale: Witness a reenactment of the 300 year old first Black Christmas celebration based on the African masquerade traditions. You can join in and dance, dance, dance to the beat of the gombé box drums.


“Your presentation was superb…you were a hit”

Masha K. Rudman
U Mass Amherst
“Your program was excellent and the audience thoroughly enjoyed your talk.”
Sari Feldman
Deputy Director

“Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Smalls was animated, entertaining, and informative.”

Barbara Reddish
University of Maine


Irene and her books have received recognition in various media outlets, including Newsweek, People Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Essence, Ebony, Jet, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Black Enterprise, Boston Magazine, and PBS’s World Channel Stories from the Stage. She has been invited twice to share her stories at the White House and has developed literacy-oriented corporate promotions with New England Telephone, The Gillette Company, and State Street Bank. Irene Smalls is a contributing writer to Parents.com and holds national certification as a Minority/Woman-owned business.
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