How did African Americans develop unique cultures in response to slavery?
African Americans developed unique cultures in response to slavery by clinging onto the stories and customs of their own cultures and sharing them with others. They also sang songs about freedom, slave life, and their own beliefs. Field work/duties the slaves did reminded them of slavery stories that were told as part of their religion. One example of a story is slavery in Egypt. To keep their culture alive, slaves did many activities that were part of their religion or culture. An example of this is that they made art based on the way it was made in their homeland/culture. Slaves played music and sang to make slave life/fieldwork more enjoyable.
“Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.” -Frederick Douglass