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Traditional African American Arts and Activities


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Acknowledgments. Introduction. I: CELEBRATIONS. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Black History Month. Juneteenth. Kwanzaa. II: TRADITIONS. Storytelling and Folktales. Hair Braiding. Quilting. III: CRAFTS. Calabash. Adire (Tie-Dying). Mask-Making. Drums. IV: GAMES. Mancala. Little Sally Walker. Muraburaba. Chigoro Danda. V: CULTURE. Music: Blues, Gospel, and Soul. Jazz. Rap. Dance: Contemporary and Ballet Dancing, Tap. Literature. VI: SOUL FOOD AND CARIBBEAN CUISINE. Corn Bread and Biscuits. Fried Plantain. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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SONYA KIMBLE-ELLIS is a freelance writer who has written for both young people and adults in such magazines as Black Enterprise, Tiger Beat, and Spice! She is also the author of Math Puzzlers for children.


"ACA...this captivating learn-and-do guide explores the treasured stories and customs of the earliest African-Americans and of their descendants todayACA..." (Right On!, December 2002)

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