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North Carolina Negro Oral Narratives

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There is probably no oral literature in America as varied and as localized as that of the African American. Although it is stemmed from a common African heritage, foreign cultures and indigenous traditions have wielded a powerful influence on the African American's comment on his American existence. This is especially true of that phase of lore labeled folk narrative, which although retaining certain communal traits and characteristics of its aboriginal background, has nevertheless been strongly flavored by American regional factors. It is not surprising then that the North Carolina African American's stock of oral narratives should vary to some extent from those in other sections of the South.