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James Santana spent his teen years on a farm. His parents stressed self-sufficiency. He learned to cook, clean, iron, and even sew. Living on a farm generated chores most children did not have. James learned to take care of chickens, rabbits, ducks, and turkeys. Despite being the youngest of four siblings, his workload was never adjusted downward. During school breaks and summer vacations, he was expected to help his father, who was a carpenter…
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Anderson, Christopher. "Nisby Family: James (Jim) Santana (Elder)". (2005). STOCKTONSpeaks! African American Stories. Oral History 1.
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