• Joyce Jefferson as Katherine Tilman
  • Joyce Jefferson as Sarah Campbell
  • Joyce Jefferson as Sarah Campbell
  • Joyce Jefferson as Mary Kercherval
  • Joyce Jefferson as Lou Marchbanks
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~Joyce Jefferson Creates Stories in Song~

~Recreating the Lives of African American "Sheroes" in South Dakota~

Joyce Jefferson is well known for her storytelling and interpretation of South Dakota history.
She brings to life early-day pioneers such as Sarah Campbell (Aunt Sally), Kathryne Reynolds, Lucretia Marchbanks, and Mary Kercherval; who lived in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory in the 1800's as well as Yanktonian Katherine Davis Chapman Tillman and Tripp County personality Orlean Micheaux.

Her signature presentation “Phenomenal Woman & Other Sheroes" has inspired and uplifted hundreds.

Joyce's lively interpretations include singing, poetry and narration.

Her past clients and venues include: elementary, middle and high schools & universities — The Girl Scouts — Cultural Festivals — Museums & Historical Societies and Historical Conferences.

Joyce Jefferson, a member of the NAI (National Association for Interpretation), has hundreds of presentations to her credit. Invite her to your next event.

Book an entertaining and educational presentation on the history of African American women in South Dakota. Contact Joyce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through the South Dakota Humanities Council.