Audio Recording The role of the funeral director in a community

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Title
The role of the funeral director in a community
Contributor Names
Bragg, Carnie (Narrator)
Smith, Lynda (Collaborator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  Undertakers and undertaking
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Faith
-  Funeral homes
-  Bragg Funeral Home (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Carnie Bragg, owner, Bragg Funeral Home.
-  Summary of audio segment: "It's traditional in the black community that usually the funeral director is one of the leaders of the community. I've been blessed, again, by going to Fiske University where it was just understood, if you went back into the community, you were going to be a leader trying to help other people. And that was another blessing that I've had. You will notice that I never say 'luck.' I say 'blessed' or 'fortunate. I never say luck."
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A014
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01406
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. The Role of the Funeral Director in a Community. -08-17, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003618/.

APA citation style:

Bragg, C., Smith, L. & Levitas, S. (1994) The Role of the Funeral Director in a Community. -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003618/.

MLA citation style:

Bragg, Carnie, Lynda Smith, and Susan Levitas. The Role of the Funeral Director in a Community. -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003618/>.