Founded 2010

This Blog serves as an On-line Supplemental Resource for ~ AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITIONS ~ study of the Africana material culture.


Gate by Philip Simmons (1912-2009), Master Blacksmith and noted 
"National Treasure" by the Smithsonian Institution

Rosalind Vaughn-Nichol MA, BFA,
Mixed Media Artist / Papermaker / Educator   

African American Traditions is an on going project that provides curriculum for Africana Traditions Workshop, through lectures, hands on craft projects, research, and related resources, that engage the heart and mind in the rich vibrant material cultural history of Africana traditions, a uniquely original aspect of American history.

Workshop and curriculum materials are available for both college and community settings. Send all inquires to:

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