Carole Elaine Shelton

Storyteller and Author
About the Speaker

Carole Shelton is a storyteller, author, and retired educator. She tells stories from around the world with a hint of music from the heart. As a part of her repertoire she has researched and crafted historical first-person portrayals of African American women.

Many Thousands Gone

There were thousands of African American women living in Missouri in the shadows of enslavement before and during the Civil War. Many of their names and deeds have long been forgotten. This program focuses on the struggles for survival as freedom loomed on the horizon.

Portraits of Black Women in Missouri

This presentation offers first-person portrayals of individual black women in Missouri, creating biographical sketches of several women and illustrating the impact of enslavement upon their lives and their families.