Here's a new KYGenWeb Special Collections project -
KY African-American Griots.
From their introductory page to the site:
"In early Africa, there were tribal members, called griot's (gree-oh),
whose role was to pass on their tribes history from one generation to the
next. They were the storytellers of the time and their role was to preserve
the genealogies and traditions of the tribe. Today in America, we have
those that we can call griot's also. They are the family members who thirst
for knowledge of their ancestry. They bring life to their ancestors by
their endless researching and pass it on so future generations will know
Founders of this new project are Charee Harvey and Jerry Taylor.