Monthly Archives: April 2012

Kwame Nkrumah’s diary goes home on the 40th anniversary of his death

Philadelphia – The personal diary of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), first President of Ghana, was returned to his family and country today. By order of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the diary was released directly … Continue reading

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Dare To Adorn

HiStorytelling Photo Source: Madagascan Woman – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madagascan_Woman.jpg Photo Source: Madagascan Woman Recently, I worked on a project called “The Will to Adorn: Philadelphia Stories of Beauty and Adornment” at the Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP). It featured a screening of the award-winning … Continue reading

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Barefoot, Pregnant Awards – HSP

Strangers in the Land of Strangers – Image Detail. Barefoot, Pregnant Awards (NOW) Nat’l Organization Women Philadelphia Chapter – Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1973.  From Strangers in the Land of Strangers – Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Another interesting piece on … Continue reading

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FOLK MEDICINE

FOLK MEDICINE – Chicken-pox Go into the chicken house and let the chickens fly over you, or simply push the patient backward into the henhouse. To cure Chills and Fever Cut a notch in a piece of wood for every … Continue reading

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Speaking of Chicken…

More Food Folklore Who dat say chicken in dis crowd / words by Paul Laurence Dunbar ; music by Will. Marion. ([c1898]) NYPL Digital Gallery. In “Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, And Power” Psyche A. Williams-Forson … Continue reading

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