Past Festivals

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 1st  - 1983 
Baltimore, MD
Mary Carter Smith, Director
Linda Goss, Co-Director 

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 2nd - 1984 

Philadelphia, PA
Linda Goss, Director,

Mary Carter Smith, Co-Director 

                       

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 3rd -  1985 
Washington, DC
Maxine Legail,Director

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 4th - 1986 
Chicago, IL
Amina Dickerson, Director

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 5th  - 1987 
Berea, KY

Andrew Baskin, Director

 

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 6th - 1988  
Oakland, CA
Diane Ferlatte, Co-Director
Ayana L. Porter, Co-Director 

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 7th - 1989 
Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Mary Umolu, Director 

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 8th - 1990 
New Orleans, LA
Ahmas, Zubolton, Director 

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 9th - 1991 
Horry and Georgetown
Counties, SC

Beulah Priest White, Director
Eleanora E. Tate, Co-Director 

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 10th - 1992 

Baltimore, MD
Elva Edwards, Director
Alvis Ransom, Co-Director
Jamal Koram, Coordinator

 

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 11th - 1993 

Milwaukee, WI
Tejumola Ologboni, Director
Munirah Bakari, Co-Director

 


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12th - 1994 

Kansas City,MO
Tracy Milsap, Director

Edward Anderson, Co-Director 
Gena Bardwell, Co-Director 

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13th - 1995 
Detroit, MI
Vivian Butler, Director

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14th - 1996  
Philadelphia, PA
Charlotte Blake Alston, Director
Frances Aulston, Co-Director
Caroliese Frink Reed, Co-Director

 

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15th -  1997 
Cleveland, OH
Linda Brown, Director
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 16th - 1998 

Orlando, FL
Caroliese Frink Reed, Director
Bill Grimmette, Co-Director 
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 17th - 1999 
Winston-Salem, NC
John Stepney, Director
Cheryl "Sparkle" Mosley,
   Co-Director

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 18th - 2000 
Rochester, NY
Bunjo Butler, Director
David "Sankofa" Anderson, 
     Co-Directo

 

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 19th - 2001
Richmond,VA
Cheryl"Sparkle"Mosley, Director 

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 20th  - 2002 
Baltimore, MD
Linda J. Brown, Director

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 21st - 2003 
Providence, RI
Barbara Eady, Director
Valerie Tutson, Co-Director 

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 22nd - 2004 
New Orleans, LA
Bunjo Butler, Director
Vanora F. Legaux, Co- Director 

 

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 23rd  -  2005
Tampa, Fl
Valerie Tutson, Director 

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24th -  2006 
San Deigo, CA
Cheryl "Sparkle" Mosely, 
Director
Annjennette McFarlin, Co-Director 

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25th - 2007 
Atlanta, GA
Vanora F. Legaux, Director
Akbar Imhotep, Co-Director 

 

 

 

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26th - 2008 

Cincinnati, OH
Vanora F. Legaux, Director

 
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27th -  2009 
Little Rock, AR
Dylan Pritchett, Director


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 28th   - 2010 
Minneapolis, MN

Dylan Pritchett, Director 

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 29th - 2011 
Atlanta, GA
Dr. MaryAnn Harris, Director 

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 30th  - 2012 
Baltimore, MD

Dylan Pritchett, Director
Janice Curtis Greene, Co- Director

 

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 31st - 2013 
Hampton, VA
Dylan Pritchett, Director

 32nd - 2014
Chicago, IL
Dylan Pritchett, Director
Linda Gorham, Local Director

 
 33rd - 2015 
Washington, DC Metro
Dylan Pritchett, Director

 

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34th-2016
Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Caroliese Reed, Director
TAHIRA, Local Director