On the Road: Truck Driving & Fatherhood
Tamera Norris writes about her childhood and teenage years in New Orleans and her close relationship with her father Roderick Norris. Roderick was raised in a tight-knight community in the Iberville Housing Development, and later moved to the Lower Ninth Ward to start a family. Tamera details her passion for dancing, life changes after Hurricane Katrina, and the sacrifices her father made to maintain a supportive and stable home life. Tamera especially values how her father helped her develop a sense of pride in her identity as a black woman. Roderick and Tamera discuss his occupation as a truck driver, fatherhood, and their shared values.
Neighborhood Story Project
Fatherhood; Parenting; Childhood; Dance; Labor; Race; Class; Identity; Truck Driving; African American; Hurricane Katrina; Iberville Housing Project; Lower Ninth Ward
New Orleans, Louisiana; Tremé
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Norris, Tamera, "On the Road: Truck Driving & Fatherhood" (2017). 7.Safety. 3.