The African Folk Tale Library is a project of the Earl S. Richardson Library at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Morgan State University is the largest HBCU in Maryland and was founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute.
The AFTL is presently in "Phase 1" during which we are gathering a core collection of texts and other media formats to evaluate the metadata and technical needs of the project. Once having finalized this phase we plan to formalize our project and expand the range of outreach and services available.
In addition to recording the oral literature of Africa we would like to develop the AFTL as a venue for exploring issues in Digital Humanities like computational folkloristics.
This project was initiative in Spring 2018 by Dr. Esther Fatuyi and Bryan Fuller as an outlet for a shared interest in African languages and culture.