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The Man Who Wouldn’t Stay Dead

Aaron was dead. Only, he refused to accept it. He strolls casually into his funeral, sits next to his widow and says “Looks like somebody dead. Who dead?” His widow says “You dead.”  Aaron replies “Me dead. I don’t feeeeel … Continue reading

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Century of African Youth

Soweto Uprising 1976 June 16th marked the anniversary of the Soweto Uprising in 1976. This event was one of several that inspired me, during my youth, to become more aware of what was going on around the world. Eventually, I … Continue reading

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HiStorytelling: Archive

HiStorytelling: Archive. Tumble with me. Storymama’s Tumblr

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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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Food Folklore

Food culture Denise Valentine, Storyteller Pepper-Pot Woman Food As A Lens John Lewis Krimmel (German-born American artist, 1786-1821) Pepper-Pot Woman at the Philadelphia Market. 1811 A negro-woman selling pepper-pot soup, Philadelphia, circa 1803. The recipe for pepper pot called for … Continue reading

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