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African American Folktales, Songs, and Hymns

This lesson will analyze African American folktales, songs, and hymns that existed during the time of slavery. Students will learn when, why, and how they began; the importance of folktales, songs, and hymns for African American slaves; and the uniqueness that they brought and continue to bring to African American culture and traditions. Focus will be placed on reading and understanding the many differing folktales, spirituals, hymns, and songs of that period in history.

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