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North Carolina Black folklore and Song in the Age of Segregation: Toward Another Meaning of Survival

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An examination of the ways in which black folklore and song give evidence of the trials and triumphs had during post-Civil War segregation. Prevalent themes in Black folklore often include a trickster defeating a stronger foe, or a hero of superhuman power, while songs often speak of sorrow or anger over oppression.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 66 Issue 4, Oct 1989, p412-442, il, por, f