Regina Merritt

Interviewed by Zaina Alsous and Travis Hinton on February 26, 2012
In this oral history, Regina Merritt discusses what her life was like growing up on a farm. From the beginning of the interview, it is clear that her grandmother was the centerpiece of her family. She cooked for not only her own family members, but also for anyone in the community who needed food. She worked so hard each and every day to make sure that everyone was taken care of, and her recipes live on through the younger generations of her family. Regina believes that food brings people together. Without food, there is not a true sense of love and togetherness in your relationships. Food allows families and communities to have necessary bonding experiences that bring everyone together. Regardless of how difficult life may sometimes seem, Regina believes that you should always follow her grandmother’s motto of thinking about others before worrying about your individual self.

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Title

Regina Merritt

Description

In this oral history, Regina Merritt discusses what her life was like growing up on a farm. From the beginning of the interview, it is clear that her grandmother was the centerpiece of her family. She cooked for not only her own family members, but also for anyone in the community who needed food. She worked so hard each and every day to make sure that everyone was taken care of, and her recipes live on through the younger generations of her family. Regina believes that food brings people together. Without food, there is not a true sense of love and togetherness in your relationships. Food allows families and communities to have necessary bonding experiences that bring everyone together. Regardless of how difficult life may sometimes seem, Regina believes that you should always follow her grandmother’s motto of thinking about others before worrying about your individual self.

Subject

Merritt, Regina

Type

Oral History

Creator

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Publisher

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Date

2012-02-26

Format

MP3 (160000 bitrate)

Language

English

Identifier

APAT_0112

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Alsous, Zaina
Hinton, Travis

Interviewee

Merritt, Regina

Interview Date

2012-02-26

Location

Unknown

Duration

0:52:10

Citation

Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Regina Merritt,” Marian Cheek Jackson Center Oral History Trust, accessed July 11, 2020, https://archives.jacksoncenter.info/APAT/APAT_0112.

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