Alice McGill believes the saying, “knowing one’s own culture is to know oneself; to learn and respect the culture of others is to become educated.” This thought is demonstrated during McGill’s work as an author, storyteller and her historical re-enactment of 19th Century Sojourner Truth.



McGill has traveled to perform or speak in forty-one states, South Africa, and Trinidad, St. John (West Indies). She has performed her work for National Public Radio, National Geographic, National Storytelling Network (NSN), National Association of Black Storytelling (NABS), Expert-in-Residence Program for the Kellogg Foundation, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Institution. During January, 1997, the United Postal Services presented Alice McGill with First Day of Issue of the Sojourner Truth Postage Stamp that marked the 200th year of this historical figure.