African-American Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations: The History, Customs, and Symbols Associated with Both Traditional and Contemporary Religious and Secular Events Observed by Americans of African Descent

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Omnigraphics, 2007 - Social Science - 569 pages
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"Provides information about the history and celebration of more than 100 holidays, festivals, and other events observed by Americans of African descent. Features include narrative overviews, chronology of historical events related to holidays and festival

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This guide by Gay (Body Marks: Tattooing, Piercing and Scarification ) contains highly accessible yet detailed explanations of more than 100 festivals and holidays celebrated by African Americans (e.g ... Read full review


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Kathlyn Gay is a full-time freelance writer and has authored more than 120 books and articles. She is the author of several titles in the "It Happened to Me" series for Scarecrow, including Cultural Diversity (2003), Volunteering (2004), The Military and Teens (2008), and Body Image and Appearance (2009).

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