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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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