The Gullah are a distinctive group of African Americans whose origins lie along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, as well as the adjacent sea islands.

The Blues Educational Outreach Campaign,  provides teaching strategies and resources for teachers to assist in the integration of blues music, culture, and history into American classrooms, with emphasis on grades 9-12.

What once began as a temporary celebration of freedom for slaves who were given three days off for Christmas, soon blossomed into an exuberant, colorful parade called Junkanoo.

 

There are thousands of houses of candomblé in Salvador, these vastly outnumbering the numerous Catholic churches and even the evangelical churches which have sprung up in the suburbs like toadstools.

What once began as a temporary celebration of freedom for slaves who were given three days off for Christmas, soon blossomed into an exuberant, colorful parade called Junkanoo.

 

Vodou is a creolized religion forged by descendents of Dahomean, Kongo, Yoruba, and other African ethnic groups who had been enslaved and brought to colonial Saint-Domingue (as Haiti was known then) and Christianized by Roman Catholic missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Trickster figures are weak, often amoral, characters who outsmart stronger opponents. Tricksters dominate the folk tradition that peoples of African descent developed in the United States, especially those tales that were influenced by African folk tradition, landscape, and wildlife.

The Blues Educational Outreach Campaign,  provides teaching strategies and resources for teachers to assist in the integration of blues music, culture, and history into American classrooms, with emphasis on grades 9-12.

Black funeral traditions are distinctive from other burial rituals in American culture. Funeral directors have long preserved the African American tradition of homegoings, as these Christian ceremonies are often called

 

A ring shout is a religious song & movement form. Ring shouts are performed by persons who shuffle counterclockwise in a single file in a circle (ring). Its origins may be from the Congo region of Africa or a religious practice created by enslaved Muslims from West Africa.

Thought to have originated in the 16th century in Brazil, capoeira is martial art infused with dance, music, acrobatics, trickery, and cultural rituals.

The ngoni or "n'goni" is a string instrument originating in West Africa. Its body is made of wood. It is believed to have evolved into the banjo in North America after enslaved Mande people were exported there.