Before and After Freedom

Before and After Freedom

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In the late 1930s the Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) began an undertaking to document the history and folklore of South Carolina as told by surviving slaves and their decedents. What was produced over the five-and-half-year project was an extensive collection-thousands of written pages-of African American folklore that had been passed down through generations and, until then, had never before been collected and published.Buh Rabbit slap his right hand and it stick to tar baby. Buh Rabbit say, a€œIf I slap you again, my left hand will knock you one-sided. One time I ... If I buttyou with this head and teeth, you wona#39;t do nothing but die. ... Then they have the harvestflow.

Title:Before and After Freedom
Publisher:The History Press - 2005


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