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Gratitude/Happiness

Happy memories and moments with grandmothers/grandchildren. Sherelle remembers at the age of nine drinking Sanka coffee, eating toast, and watching “The Price is Right” with her grandmother. This is how she learned to talk back to the television and why she still loves black coffee. This also captures opinions about what it means to live and be happy. Ways grandmothers or grandchildren teach each other how to be grateful and to express our gratitude. The joy of being with your grandmother or grandchildren. Also includes humor—stories grandmothers or grandchildren share that tickle the funny bone, conjuring laughter when remembered, or that describe things deemed inappropriate to laugh about.

TESTIMONY: AIESHA TURMAN
5 days ago

TESTIMONY: AIESHA TURMAN

Aiesha Turman is an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate at Union Institute & University where her dissertation foregrounds the work of Black women writers as essential texts that act as blueprints for A …
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TESTIMONY: NATALIE DAISE
2 weeks ago

TESTIMONY: NATALIE DAISE

For more than 30 years, Natalie Daise (November 1960-) has developed and facilitated interactive learning experiences for educators, students, and audiences in schools, universities, conferences, and other venues. Her belief …
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TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN
2 weeks ago

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN

Few have loved me as hard as you. Being able to show you that love in return, especially at the end of your life, is one of my best things. …
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RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN
2 weeks ago

RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN

Resilience is appreciating the small things, especially the contagious laughter of children.

Kelly’s association of the sound of laughter with being a grandmother reminds me of something that Nelson Mandela …
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TESTIMONY: KELLY PRICE
3 weeks ago

TESTIMONY: KELLY PRICE

“From Mama Bear to Mama Bear Times Ten”

Kelly Cherelle Price (April 4, 1973-) is the 2nd of 3 daughters born to Rev. Joseph and Mrs. Claudia Price. “Although …
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TESTIMONY: CYNTHIA REYNOLDS
1 month ago

TESTIMONY: CYNTHIA REYNOLDS

“Raised to Love”

Ruth Bowden (unknown-1982) is my grandmother. When I was about 3-years-old, I had to stay at home with my grandmother while my sisters and brothers attended school. …
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TESTIMONY: IFALADE TASHIA ASANTI
3 months ago

TESTIMONY: IFALADE TASHIA ASANTI

“My daughter is the greatest gift that God ever gave me. My grandchildren are a close second.”

Iyanifa Ifalade Tashia Asanti lives in Marina del Rey, California. She is an …
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TESTIMONY: PAT MUNSON
4 months ago

TESTIMONY: PAT MUNSON

“They Call It Grandmother Because It Is Grand!”

In an interview with RBGM digital archivist Sara Daise, Pat Munson (March 29, 1958-) discusses her humble beginnings growing up in Los …
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TESTIMONY: KICHA WELLS
5 months ago

TESTIMONY: KICHA WELLS

“A Different Kind of Love”

In an interview with RBGM digital archivist Sara Daise, Kicha Wells talked about the challenges of being a black, single, teenage mother to two black sons. …
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IN THE ARTS: Chris and Louise
5 months ago

IN THE ARTS: Chris and Louise

Chris Sherrod and Amy Millward were gracious enough to share this photo from a recent shoot. Chris and his grandmother Louise Evans emit such JOY! This photo is everything!


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