Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Jones, Yvonne V.
Gullah; Education; Socialization; Folktales; African retention; Children
African Americans--Sea Islands--Folklore; Folklore--Africa; Gullahs--Folklore
This thesis is an exploration of Black cultural space and its influence on the retention, adaptation, and transmission of African folktales during and after the antebellum era. During slavery, the survival of kinship and family helped to create an environment that existed through which African folktales were used to educate and socialize children on South Carolina Sea Islands plantations. This research conducted a literary and cultural analysis of the historical and current function of ten folktales that impart moral lessons and cultural values that encourage children in Gullah communities to appreciate their African heritage and challenge the world in which they live in the United States of America.
Smith, Tytianna Nikia Maria Wells 1987-, "An exploration of African folktales among the Gullah community of the South Carolina Sea Islands : history, culture, and identity." (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1352.