By The Hampton Herald Staff
Valerie Tutson, a storyteller, hosted a virtual assembly for Hampton students on Tuesday March 1st to celebrate Black History Month. Initially, the assembly was scheduled for February 28th but was postponed due to weather. Hampton students attended one of two sessions, and during each session, Ms. Tutson shared a different folktale. Each story had a lesson for the students to learn. During the folktales, she encouraged the students to participate with songs and responses. After Ms. Tutson finished telling the folktales, she shared a story of Zora Neale Hurston. She told the story of Zora’ childhood and her attempts to fly. Through her story-telling, Ms. Tutson was able to share some history and culture with Hampton students.