Black Storytellers of San Diego Inc. was founded in 1999 by Dr. Annjennette Sophie McFarlin. It was the first affiliate of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. (NABS) west of the Mississippi River. It has performed for various institutions and groups, such as: the San Diego Safari Park, Mingei Museum, The Museum of Art, The New Children's Museum, El Centro Boarder Patrol, Head Start Programs, colleges, universities, private parties, conferences, churches, hospitals...just to name a few! BSSD has received numerous accolades, awards and grants; including being honored twice as the number one affiliate of NABS, the highest honor given by that organization.
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library, National University,
Grossmont College, University of San Diego,
UCSD, San Diego Women's Chorus,
The Joe & Vi Jacob Center, The San Diego Museums
BSSD Board Members