Interview with Panthia Locklear

7 05 2010

Interview with Panthia Locklear who is a teacher at the Odum Home

Question:

  • Can you give us some history of the Odum Home?

Answer:

  • The Odum Home was originally meant for all kids that didn’t have parents.
  • Now its for kids who have problems or family problems (mainly for orphans)
  • It is to mainly aid the kids: celebrate their birthdays, different activities for Christmas, Easter and other holidays.
  • The Odum home is bout 65 years old right now
  • It was started by the Baptists
  • I have been working at the Odum Home since 1992.

Question:

  • How has working at the Odum Home affected your own life?

Answer:

  • Working at the Odum home makes me appreciate family more. It makes me realize the ultimate importance of morals and values.

Question:

  • How does the Odum home relate to the idea of Lumbee kinship?

Answer:

  • The Odum Home affected the lives of the Lumbee people a great deal. Grandparents began to take a more parental role to raise the kids themselves than to drop them on people they didn’t know.

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