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Rhiannon Giddens- "Julie"
Rhiannon Giddens' music is based on a collective number of slave narratives. This is an absolutely beautiful way to preserve the history of our enslaved ancestors; it addresses and expresses the very heart of wanting to be free from bondage. Thank you, Rhia...

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Zora and the Haiti Connection
This is a short video on Zora Neale Hurston and her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God . Ms. Hurston was an anthropologist, folklorist, historian, and writer to a name a few, but I am sure that there was more to her as a human being and a woman. Thank you,...

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Love this one.

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Hold fast to your dreams. TGIF!
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John Lee Hooker - Hobo Blues
John Lee Hooker  ( August 22, 1912  – June 21, 2001)  is one of my favorite Blues singers. He was so poetic and creative with his guitar and lyrics. I think of the Blues as a linguistic record of African American Vernacular English. Listen closely and you w...

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Ring Shouting in the Colored Section
The traditional "Ring Shout" was done with participants dancing and praying in a circle. Some say that the circular motion would confuse Satan and he'd lose track of his intended target. #ringshout #southernculture #coloredsection #oldsouth #africanamerican...

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Black Science Fiction 
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