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This unit has several purposes, one is to find a link or similarities between African folktales and those folktales of the black experience. If a link between the two cultures can be discovered, it will provide a means for generating pride and positive attitudes in people. The African link to the black American folktale will be an example of how a culture has survived time and distance. The second purpose of this unit is to research “living history and folktales.” The living histories will be the most difficult but inevitably the priceless “gems” of the unit.
(Recommended for 9th through 12th grade Black History, Black Literature, English, and Social Studies)
Folktales Afro-American Literature