Audio Recording "I only sleep at home."

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"I only sleep at home."
Contributor Names
Benson, Easter (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Restaurants
-  Foodways
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  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: She doesn't cook at home because she can't cook a little amount, just for two people; (Is this second home to you?) "To me it's the first -- I only sleep at home. It's been, what -- like I got home last night at a quarter to nine. I was in bed by quarter to ten. I got up this morning at 3 o'clock, by 3:30 I was gone, so tome this is my home. That's just the place I sleep, out there. That's just the place I sleep."
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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Chicago citation style:

Benson, Easter, and Susan Levitas. "I only sleep at home.". -08-11, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Benson, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) "I only sleep at home.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Benson, Easter, and Susan Levitas. "I only sleep at home.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.