StoryTown Celebrates Black History Month      

The StoryTown Radio Show will celebrate Black History Month on Monday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at the McKinney Center in a production that will feature stories and skits about the lives and contributions of local African Americans in Jonesborough and the East Tennessee region, all drawn from oral histories collected through the StoryTown initiative.

The fascinating lives of regional citizens Mary Katherine Williams, Mary Alexander, Alfred Greenlee, Nancy Robinson, Pastor Danny Johnson and many more will be presented on stage by the cast of the radio show.

Special music guest will be Ubunibi-Afia Short, most recently seen in the one-woman show “Nancy” by Anne G’Fellers-Mason, and in the original musical “Welcome to Marfa”. Short, who appeared on StoryTown for the first time last year, wowed audiences with her soulful rendition of Nina Simone’s “I’m Feeling Good”.

Tickets are $10 and available online at or by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010. Season passes for this year’s StoryTown Radio Show are also on sale, and guarantees a seat at this popular event, which frequently sells out in advance.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.