Arthuretta Martin is a lifelong storyteller, accomplished speaker, civil rights advocate Distinguished Toastmaster and teaching artist. Her repertoire includes Aesop’s Fables, Anansi, and Brier Rabbit Tales, as well as historical narratives of women in history including Fannie Lou Hamer, Odetta Holmes, Frances Walker Harper, Marian Anderson, and Siseretta Jones. She has performed in diverse venues from the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts to Johannesburg, South Africa, Cape Coast Ghana and Dakar, Senegal. She is vocalist the Howard University Rankin Chapel Choir, the Washington Revel’s Jubilee Voices based in Washington, DC, Voices from the Earth Inc. based in Thomas W.V., National Association of Black Storytellers, National Storytelling Alliance, and the National Speakers Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from James Madison University, a master’s degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology. She continued post-graduate work in public policy, history, and communication at George Mason University. Her theatrical and music training were at George Mason University, Voices from the Earth, Inc., Wolly Mamouth Theater, and vocal training from Edward Jackson of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Anne Hurley Studios, Fairfax, Virginia.