Oral history, in African culture, was performed by the griots or storytellers. They kept the history and traditions of the family, tribe and nation, but was generally considered a masculine job. When Africans were brought to the Americas, that duty shifted to our womenfolk. In recent times that person was a grandmother, granny, nana, grandma
The primary focus of the library is on the rich cultural influence of the African Diaspora in the Americas; collections and programming include the contributions and influence of world civilizations to reflect a holistic approach to knowledge acquisition, literacy, and learning.