Of Griots and Grace: The Art of Oral History and The History of African American Religion
Black History Bulletin
The article discusses the history of African American religion which was expressed in oral histories and in the music known as spirituals and how it survived in the centuries of slavery. Despite racism in American Christianity, the African worship tradition evidently remained in America as women in church wear African-inspired headwraps or hats to symbolize possession by the spirit in a ringshout.
Williams, Regennia N., "Of Griots and Grace: The Art of Oral History and The History of African American Religion" (2005). History Faculty Publications. Paper 29.
Williams, R. N. (2005). Of griots and grace: the art of oral history and the history of African American religion. Black History Bulletin, 68(2), 15-21.