Audio Recording "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on."
About this Item
- "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on."
- Contributor Names
- Ramsey, Edgar (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Family-run businesses
- - Sweet Potato Pie Company (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Edgar Ramsey, owner, Sweet Potato Pie Company.
- - Summary of audio segment: "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on." Used to mow lawns or chop wood or bring in coal or go to the store which was 3/4 mile from my house; I painted rooms and houses; started at an early age working and making money; started at age six and it continued through teen years; sometimes we'd go into forest and get a whole log and get paid to chop it for someone for two dollars; a basket of wood would get a quarter; got fifty cents to mow a lawn; 50 cents to rake leaves; for the school, I was the janitor and would get up early and make the fire for the school; got $6 if I did it by myself -- a month; went to movies and bought candy with the money.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A020
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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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:
Ramsey, Edgar, and Susan Levitas. "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003659/. (Accessed April 24, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Ramsey, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on.". -08-28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003659/.
MLA citation style:
Ramsey, Edgar, and Susan Levitas. "I've always been an entrepreneur, even early on.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003659/>.