JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Jonesborough’s original story-based radio show, A Night with the Yarn Exchange performs an episode dedicated to Black History month and stories of "Affrilachia” 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the International Storytelling Center.
Frank X Walker coined the term “Affrilachia” to describe the unique contributions of African Americans who have contributed to developing the culture of the Appalachian region, and how those contributions have helped shape the entire country.
Stories from Jonesborough's own community members will be featured in the program, as well as other prominent Tennesseans to include Mary Fields, the first African American woman who became a postmaster on a U.S. Postal Star Route in the old West. She was also known as Stage Coach Mary, as she delivered the mail in her wagon pulled by a mule, and carried a rifle – and knew how to use it – to ward off robbers, who were notorious for stealing U.S. mail during this time.
Musical guests will be the popular singing group from Bethel Church, "We Five."
Tickets to the live performance are $5 or get a season pass for $55. Tickets can be purchased by calling 423-753-1010 or visiting www.Jonesborough.com/tickets.
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