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dc.contributor.authorEverts-Boehm, Dana
dc.coverage.spatialMissourien
dc.date.issued1992
dc.description.abstractBlack 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.identifier.citationMissouri Folk Arts Program, 1992en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3458
dc.publisherMissouri Folk Arts Programen
dc.relation.ispartofMissouri Folk Arts Program publications (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Museum of Art and Archaeology. Missouri Folk Arts program
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMissouri Masters and Their Traditional Arts;
dc.source.urihttp://maa.missouri.edu/mfap/articles/cogswell.pdfen
dc.subject.lcshFolklorists
dc.subject.lcshAfrican Americansen
dc.subject.lcshAfrican Americans -- Folkloreen
dc.subject.lcshOral historyen
dc.subject.lcshStorytellingen
dc.title"A Handful of Dinky": African American Storytelling in Missourien
dc.typeArticleen


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