The African roots of the popular Uncle Remus stories
Full Event Description: A free Community Lecture titled “Tracing the Uncle Remus Tales Back to Africa” will be held Wednesday, March 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Room D of the SOU Campbell Center at 655 Frances Lane in Ashland. The presentation by Carol Moore is based on a tour of Senegal in which Moore collected over 1,000 folk tales from Sengalese school children and a subsequent book she wrote comparing these stories to stories from the American South, including the Uncle Remus tales. Moore will describe her Sengalese adventure and detail the close similarities between the African tales and their American counterparts. This program is part of a weekly series sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SOU. Details are available at www.sou.edu/olli or by calling 541-552-6048.
Event Location: SOU Campbell Center, Room D, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland, OR 97520
Event Contact Information: Sally Klein, email@example.com,