ERIC Number: ED173454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Afro-American Folklore: A Unique American Experience. Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Minority Studies (3rd, April, 1975), Volume 4.
Carter, George E., Ed.; Parker, James R., Ed.
The articles in this document emphasize the positive, unique aspects of Afro-American folklore. Etta Moten Barnett concentrates on the changes in African music in response to the new geographical and cultural influences in America. Frank Suggs, Jr. describes a strategy for introducing black folklore and black music into the elementary school in an appealing way. Marcella Howell examines Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus tales in the context of black folklore. Sandra Alexander discusses the scapegoat archetype in Ralph Ellison's novel, "Invisible Man." William H. Wiggins examines the folklore elements in Ellison's book and relates them to genres of the Afro-American oral tradition. Finally, Jill Weyant analyzes Charles Chesnutt's "The Conjure Woman" to further illustrate the influence of white American writers on the continuum of Afro-American folklore. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Black Culture, Black Literature, Books, Conference Reports, Cultural Awareness, Elementary School Students, Folk Culture, Literature, Music, Oral History
Institute for Minority Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., La Crosse. Inst. for Minority Studies.