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Beryl L. Bellman
University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA 92093-0013)

A Study of the Poro or Men's Secret Society Initiation Rituals

To study the Fala Kpelle men's secret society or Poro bush schools and initiation ceremonies. Recording through video and audio tapes the events surrounding the initiation and education ceremonies of the bush society before planned modernization of the area changes the rituals.

Project fields:
Religion, Other

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 9/30/1976