Very much African American folklore has the attributes of " local color”. Local color is literary works that targets the, language, customs, character types, and other popular features of a region. (Regionalism and Local Color Fiction: ) A couple of cases of " local color” would be " Sympathy” and " A great Ante-Bellum Sermon”. Both of these have got dialect, traditions, characters and regional features. In the composition " An Ante-Bellum Sermon” we see not simply dialect although customs in the slaves. The poem was written really thick servant dialect of that time period. This poem shows the faith and spirituality with the slaves which is part of their customs. Their particular faith is definitely highlighted in these lines, " So you see sobre Lawd's purpose, Evah sence de worl' began, Was dat His almighty freedom, Should belong to evah person. ” (Lauter) These lines illustrate not simply their spirituality in Our god but their faith that they will and really should be cost-free. " Sympathy” also expresses the need to be cost-free. This was very much a part of the slave culture. The very first line " I know what a caged bird feels, alas! ” bring on a vivid picture in the feelings experienced the slaves. (Lauter) These are just a pair of the many " local color” writings offered. Stereotypes were usually heavy in African American folklore, but some authors challenged these types of stereotypes. Joel Chandler Harris was one of those authors with stories just like " The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story”. This kind of story generally seems to challenge the stereotype of contented servant. This account takes the idea that the slave can outsmart the expert and be his own expert. This is a story that had taken a glimpse inside the lifestyle of a slave and how these were treated. Br'er Rabbit was bound and determined to beat an answer out of this Tar-Baby. This would not only demonstrate the stereotype of kind aristocrat incorrect but also shows that we were holding not content material slaves. Emma Backus was another publisher that questioned the stereotypes. With the stories of " When Brer Deer and Brer Terrapin Runned a Race” and " For what reason Mr. Puppy...