"A Handful of Dinky": African American Storytelling in Missouri

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"A Handful of Dinky": African American Storytelling in Missouri

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dc.contributor.author Everts-Boehm, Dana
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-04T15:14:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-04T15:14:57Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Missouri Folk Arts Program, 1992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3458
dc.description.abstract Black Missourians brought a rich cultural heritage with them, a syncretism of African, Caribbean, Native American and European elements which helped them survive under the most inhuman circumstances. Foremost among their cultural arts was the art of storytelling, rooted in the griot tradition of West Africa. Storytelling continues to occupy an important place in contemporary African American culture. Typically encountering a lack of written records and a paucity of black history books in schools, African Americans have had to rely largely on their shared oral traditions to reconstruct their cultural past. One of the foremost traditional African American narrators in Missouri today is Gladys A. Coggswell, a master storyteller in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Missouri Folk Arts Program en
dc.relation.ispartof Missouri Folk Arts Program publications (MU) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Missouri Masters and Their Traditional Arts;
dc.source.uri http://maa.missouri.edu/mfap/articles/cogswell.pdf en
dc.subject.lcsh Folklorists
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans en
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans -- Folklore en
dc.subject.lcsh Oral history en
dc.subject.lcsh Storytelling en
dc.title "A Handful of Dinky": African American Storytelling in Missouri en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Museum of Art and Archaeology. Missouri Folk Arts program


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