Black Belief: Folk Beliefs of Blacks in America and West Africa

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Harper & Row Pub., Jan 1, 1975 - African Americans - 171 pages
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one The Setting
three African Roots of American Black Belief

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Accra adaptation affirmation Afri African culture African religions African roots African tradition African traditional religion African world African-American Akan American Slave among Blacks Anga Ashanti Ashanti Proverbs Bambara Bible biblical Black belief Black church Black culture Black folk Black folk belief Black gospel Black masses Black religion Black theology Blackamerican Brekyirihunuade brush arbors Calabar Carter G catharsis centenarian Christian collective unconscious come continuum cult Dahomey deeply deities divine doctrine DuBois Eshu evidence evil ex-slave existential experience expressed Ezeanya fact faith fetish priest Fisk University folk belief folk Christianity folk religion folklorists Franklin Frazier Frederick Douglass fufu Gabon Ghana gion God's Gonja grace Haiti Harvey Cox Heaven Gate Henry H High God high religion Holy Spirit However human Ibadan Ibid idea Idowu instant religion James Weldon Johnson jazz Josiah Henson justice of God LeRoi Jones ligion living Lord magic masters Maya Deren Mbiti Methodist monotheism Negro Negro spiritual never Nigeria niggers Olodumare Olorun oral literature oral tradition orishas Pentecostal person polytheism Pompey possession tradition preach preacher predestination priests Progress Administration proverbs providence Puckett quietism Rawick religious tradition ring shouts Samuel Crowther scholars Senegal shouting slave narratives slavery social dancing Sojourner Truth South Carolina Spirit Possession summa theologica superstition survival tence theological things tion traditional religions uncon unconscious understanding Vassa voodoo W. E. B. DuBois Walker West African White William Craft Wilmore Wolof world view worship Yoruba Yoruba proverb

About the author (1975)

Henry Mitchell, who died in November 1993, was one of America's most beloved garden writers. He was especially famous for his weekly "Earthman" columns in the Washington Post.

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