African American Folklore

  title={African American Folklore},
  author={Tolagbe Ogunleye},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={435 - 455}
  • T. Ogunleye
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • Art
  • Journal of Black Studies
African American folklore offers researchers an invaluable framework for insight into the history and worldview of African Americans. Folklore, also called folktales, includes myths, storytelling, recollections, ballads, songs, rap, and other orally transmitted lore. African American folklore, though originally transmitted verbally, assumed a written form in the works of writers such as Charles Chestnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Whatever the genre or form… 

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