Tricksters dominate the folk tradition that peoples of African descent developed in the United States, especially those tales Trickster figures, present in every oral tradition, are weak, often amoral, characters who outsmart stronger opponents. Tricksters achieve their objectives through indirection and mask-wearing, through playing upon the gullibility of their opponents.
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The Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) has announced the kickoff of its annual Essay Scholarship Contest for FDMHA organizes the essay contest is intended to empower talented young people and to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.
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