Audio Recording Easter Benson's morning routine

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Easter Benson's morning routine
Contributor Names
Benson, Easter (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Restaurants
-  Foodways
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work processes
-  Hours of labor
-  E & A Soul Food Restaurant (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Easter Benson, owner of E & A Soul Food Restaurant.
-  Summary of audio segment: Restaurant opens at 5:30 a.m.; serves all three meals; closes at 8 p.m. She gets up at 3 a.m. and leaves at 3:30, goes to market for produce, comes to restaurant; market is on Railroad Avenue and goes to Statewide Produce. Once here, she unloads trunk into the back shed to store the vegetables; then she starts making biscuits. At 6 a.m., the two waitresses come in and she may sit down and nod until 7 a.m.; then she goes into kitchen and peels potatoes, cuts up collards, cabbage, beans, and more.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A009
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Benson, Easter, and Susan Levitas. Easter Benson's morning routine. -08-11, 1994. Audio.

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Benson, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) Easter Benson's morning routine. -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Benson, Easter, and Susan Levitas. Easter Benson's morning routine. -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.