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Spiders and Skin-Changers: Two African American Witch Tales for Halloween

Posted by: Stephen Winick

It’s almost Halloween, and therefore time for spooky stories here at Folklife Today! Witches are, of course, a big part of American Halloween, and the witch is one of the most popular characters featured in costumes and decorations. These range from the standard image of a woman with a pointy hat and a broom, to …