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Don’t Sweep Over Someone’s Feet

Context This proverb is collected during a conversation I had with a friend when she came over for dinner at my house. ———————————————————————————————————— Performance The following is a proverb told to me by the interviewee. I: Don’t sweep over someone’s feet or else they will go to jail M: Who shared this proverb to you?… Continue Reading »

Don’t Put Your Purse On the Floor

Context This proverb is collected during a conversation I had with a friend when she came over for dinner at my house. ———————————————————————————————————— Performance The following is a proverb told to me by the interviewee. I: Don’t put your purse on the floor or you’ll always be broke M: Who told you this? I: It’s… Continue Reading »

The First American President Was Actually Black

Main Piece: Subject: I was talking to this one guy because my grandfather wanted me to talk to him. He was involved in the Orangeburg Massacre that happened in South Carolina state in the 60’s or whatever. And then he brought back into my memory this thing- he mentioned it because he believed it… But… Continue Reading »

Kwanzaa Traditions

Context: The informant, a 19 year old college student, was engaged in a conversation about Kwanzaa and how her family celebrates this holiday. Piece: Informant: Um, ok. So, Kwanzaa. Um, I have celebrated it before. Um, it’s a family thing, my family celebrates Kwanzaa. Uh, I’m black, um ‘cause you can’t see me on the… Continue Reading »