Raymond Christian – New Voice
Raymond Christian grew up in the Richmond, VA of the 1960’s and 70’s and escaped by joining the U.S. Army at age 17. Following his 20 years of service, the combat-decorated veteran went back to school and earned degrees in history and a Doctorate in Education Leadership. In 2020, Ray was chosen as a Fulbright Scholar for expertise in Education and Storytelling Narrative, a prestigious and highly competitive award gifted by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Christian’s stories have appeared in Readers Digest and The Bitter Southerner, and he has been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgement and the Moth Radio Hour. He is a 12-time Moth Story Slam champion and the winner of the 2016 National Storytelling Festival Story Slam. Ray currently resides in the remote mountains of Watauga County, NC where he hosts and produces “What’s Ray Saying,” a podcast that uses history, storytelling, and social commentary to explore the Black experience in America.
A Storyteller’s Storyteller. — Glynn Washington, Host of Snap Judgement
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