black folklore

Here is the story of the Black Seminoles, a group of fugitive slaves who escaped bondage and created a community of free Blacks in Mexico. 

Henry “Box” Brown's fortitude and perseverance deserve to be celebrated with the rest of the Black greats from American history. 

The Gullah Geechee people believed that the color haint blue mimicked blue water and blue sky which tricked evil spirits.

There is a ghost roaming the halls of Pickens County Museum in South Carolina and his name is Willie Earle.

From 1830 to 1854 'Free' Frank McWorter spent more than $14,000 freeing 16 family members from bondage. $14,000 in 1850 is worth $531,777.44 today.

We've put together a guide to amazing reading options for the Juneteenth holiday.

Montgomery’s story is a testament to Black resilience and ingenuity. He was one of the most influential Black men in all of American history.

The story of Oliver Toussaint and Colorado’s historic all-Black settlement of Dearfield is very interesting. But this is Black Folklore and our job is to dig a little deeper–to find the story within the story that every great masterpiece encompasses. This is the legendary tale of O.T. Jackson.

In 1877 the Black town of Nicodemus was born. Reverend W. H. Smith and other freed slaves recruited more than 300 ex-slaves to Nicodemus to start a new life.

Tucked away deep inside the history of one of New York City’s most famous boroughs is the extraordinary story of a little town called ‘Weeksville’.

Decades before Central Park’s existence, a small part of the land was known as Seneca Village, a self-sufficient, middle-class African-American and Irish community founded in 1825 by members of The New York African Society for Mutual Relief.

It was 1865, the American Civil War was coming to a close. The south was changing rapidly and the confederate chokehold on the south was coming to an end. Former slaves from Edgecombe County in North Carolina fled slave plantations for Union Army encampments.