Griot books at Kemeny Recreation Center


September 1, 2022

This past spring, the Griot, a book club organization, presented $300.00 worth of books to the Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 W. Fort Street, Detroit. Members appearing in the below photo are Mrs. Ramona Ewell and Mrs. Gloria Bradley as they placed Griot book plates inside each book. Below is the narrative given to me regarding the history of the group. (A griot is considered to be a storyteller, a narrator.)

Griot began in 1993 from the vision of members Marilyn Gray and Gloria Bradley. It was their desire to read more books by African American authors. Letters were sent to friends a...

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