Holidays and Family Traditions: Mr. Richard Tarrence
Full Length Interview
“Just the traditional holidays. I mean, we had little things we’d do in the traditional holidays. Like, you know, at New Years it was the family gathering and the black-eyed peas and stuff. And I didn’t become aware of Kwanzaa until many years later-just recently. And I don’t do it as a family celebration, but I do celebrate it with my church family. We have programs to celebrate Kwanzaa. But to answer your question: I had nothing specific other than just the traditional family gatherings that as a family we always held and to eat some traditional foods that we always ate.”
holidays and family traditions, Black families, Maine
Talbot-Ross, Rachel, "Holidays and Family Traditions: Mr. Richard Tarrence" (2002). Series 1: Family - Recordings. 11.