Robert Albritton

Robert Albritton

Ruston

Robert Albritton works at Sarah's Kitchen in Ruston where many patrons come to talk as well as eat. Robert has appeared many times at the Louisiana Folklife Festival in Monroe as a barbecue and fish fry cook and storyteller. Both of these traditional events are typical family occasions for storytelling. He maintains African-American storytelling traditions, including the Master and Old John stories in which John tries to outwit the Master. Both of Robert's stories, "You think I'm Working, But I Ain't" and "Leaving Mississippi" reflect African Americans' struggle.
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