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Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Storyteller, Historical Actor

Bob Smith has performed at Center Stage and The Arena Players. Many will remember him for his work on Maryland Public Television, WJZ-TV and the Baltimore-based television series "Homicide."

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker, an African-American born near Baltimore in 1731, was the son of a slave and a free woman. He grew up and became a mathematician, a self-taught astronomer, an inventor and the writer of a yearly almanac. One of his greatest achievements was his appointment to the District of Columbia Commission by President George Washington to help plan the capital of the United States. Bob Smith brings the 18th century to life by way of this outstanding colonial citizen.

Paul Laurence Dunbar: From Dawn to Sunset

There are always people who will tell you what you can't do. Don't let them determine the limits of your dreams. Work hard, find friends to help you and never give up hope, for where there is hope, there is always dawn." The program begins with these powerful words from the great African-American dialect poet of the turn of the century. As Dunbar, Bob explores the life and works of this important American poet, giving students a unique opportunity to hear Dunbar's poetry brought to life and providing inspiration for their own creative writing.


A storyteller for the young and the young at heart, Bob has told for Elementary Schools to Senior Centers. At the National Association of Black Storytellers Festival and Conference he has been a Workshop Presenter and Village Teller. At the 24th Annual Festival and Conference Bob Smith won the Aesop Cup, the LIARS CONTEST. Bob promises to lie only upon request.

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