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Black History Spotlight: Historian, Storyteller Mary Carter Smith

Mother Mary Carter Smith

A Black history salute to WEAA’s historian and storyteller, Mary Carter Smith (February 10, 1919- April 24, 2007).

Well known for her radio show, “Griot for the Young and Young of Heart,” on WEAA, Smith was a storyteller of traditional African and African American tales.

As a Baltimore City school teacher, she taught Black history through stories, poems, and songs.

In 1991, she was named the official Griot of Maryland.

Click the audio to hear storyteller and recipient of the Mother Mary Carter Award, Grandmother Edna honor Smith's legacy.

Tune into Mornings with Mykel weekdays at 10 a.m. as we honor and recognize Black History Month 365 days a year.

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.