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Folk

Latin, vulg' (the common people); German, volk; Dutch, volch; Saxon, folc; Danish, folk. Folk and vulgar are variants of the same word. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

Black Books

Required reading in African-American literature by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Many of the earliest published black writers were slaves and abolitionists. Phillis Wheatley spoke no English but by t…

Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade

Swingers2 Days in the ValleyVideos.com; $14.95Short; NRDirector: George HickenlooperCast: Billy Bob Thornton, Molly Ringwald and J. T. Walsh The oft-repeated line (intoned, of course, with the…

Soul

The Moslems fancy that it is necessary, when a man is bow-strung, to relax the rope a little before death occurs to let the soul escape. The Greeks and Romans seemed to think that the soul …

Fannie Stearns Davis: Souls

SoulsFannie Stearns DavisMy Soul goes clad in gorgeous things, Scarlet and gold and blue; And at her shoulder sudden wings Like long flames flicker through.And she is swallow-fleet, and free…

Anatomy and Physiology: Windows to the Soul

Windows to the SoulAnatomy and
 PhysiologyThe SensesWindows to the SoulCan You Hear Me Now?The Nose KnowsDon't Be So Touchy!
 
 Vision is a remarkable sense when you consider the d…

Folk Fairies

lso called “people,” “neighbours,” “wights.” The Germans have their kleine volk (little folk), the Swiss their hill people and earth people. The little f…

Good Folk

(Scotch guid folk) are like the Shetland land-Trows, who inhabit the interior of green hills. (See Trows.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Good Form, Bad For…

Berg Folk

Pagan spirits doomed to live on the Scandinavian hills till the day of redemption. (Scandinavian mythology.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BergæanBere…

Black Musicians

Notable African-American Musicians       Bessie Smith Browse more African-American biographies by category: A-Z List Government Officials …