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The Resource On the beat of truth : a hearing daughter's stories of her black deaf parents, Maxine Childress Brown ; foreword by Scot Brown

On the beat of truth : a hearing daughter's stories of her black deaf parents, Maxine Childress Brown ; foreword by Scot Brown

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On the beat of truth : a hearing daughter's stories of her black deaf parents
Title
On the beat of truth
Title remainder
a hearing daughter's stories of her black deaf parents
Statement of responsibility
Maxine Childress Brown ; foreword by Scot Brown
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As an African American woman born in 1943, Maxine Childress Brown possessed a unique vantage point to witness the transformative events in her parents' lives. Both came from the South-her father, Herbert Childress, from Nashville, TN, and her mother, Thomasina Brown, from Concord, NC. The oldest of three daughters, Maxine was fascinated by her parents' stories. She marveled at how they raised a well-respected, middle-class family in the midst of segregation with the added challenge of being deaf. Maxine's parents met in Washington, DC, where they married and settled down. Herbert worked as a shoe repairman for $65 per week for more than 15 years. A gifted seamstress. Thomasina gave up sewing to clean houses. Because of the family's modest means, Maxine and her sisters lived more than modest lives. When Maxine's tonsils became infected, her parents could not afford the operation to remove them. For her high school prom, her mother bought her a dress on credit because she had no time to sew. Herbert Childress showed great love for his young daughters, but events turned him to bitterness and to drink. Throughout all, Thomasina encouraged her girls, always urging them to excel. She demanded their honest best with her signature phrase, her flat hand raised from her mouth straight up in the air, "on the beat of truth." Book jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
On the beat of truth : a hearing daughter's stories of her black deaf parents, Maxine Childress Brown ; foreword by Scot Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 38
  • 4
  • Thomasina Brown
  • 54
  • 5
  • Maxine
  • 70
  • 6
  • Becoming Aware of Things, Part I
  • 87
  • 1
  • 7
  • Silent Herbert
  • 95
  • 8
  • Becoming Aware of Things, Part II
  • 113
  • 9
  • Social Club and Church
  • 126
  • 10
  • A Policeman Comes A-Knockin'
  • Summer with Grandma
  • 141
  • 11
  • From Chocolates to Fresh Goat and Pig Meat
  • 157
  • 12
  • Crossword Pruzzles and Pearl Bailey
  • 167
  • 13
  • Bench
  • 1
  • 180
  • 14
  • Becoming Aware of Things, Part III
  • 188
  • 15
  • Notebook
  • 197
  • 16
  • From Happiness to Misery
  • 209
  • 2
  • 17
  • Asbury Park
  • 222
  • 18
  • When Tempers Flare
  • 240
  • 19
  • Theodore Beamon
  • 253
  • 20
  • Herbert Andrew Childress
  • Let It Go
  • 271
  • 26
  • 3
  • Annie Dublin Nero and Martha Nero Brown
Control code
8ocm18318178
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781563685521
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
Label
On the beat of truth : a hearing daughter's stories of her black deaf parents, Maxine Childress Brown ; foreword by Scot Brown
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 38
  • 4
  • Thomasina Brown
  • 54
  • 5
  • Maxine
  • 70
  • 6
  • Becoming Aware of Things, Part I
  • 87
  • 1
  • 7
  • Silent Herbert
  • 95
  • 8
  • Becoming Aware of Things, Part II
  • 113
  • 9
  • Social Club and Church
  • 126
  • 10
  • A Policeman Comes A-Knockin'
  • Summer with Grandma
  • 141
  • 11
  • From Chocolates to Fresh Goat and Pig Meat
  • 157
  • 12
  • Crossword Pruzzles and Pearl Bailey
  • 167
  • 13
  • Bench
  • 1
  • 180
  • 14
  • Becoming Aware of Things, Part III
  • 188
  • 15
  • Notebook
  • 197
  • 16
  • From Happiness to Misery
  • 209
  • 2
  • 17
  • Asbury Park
  • 222
  • 18
  • When Tempers Flare
  • 240
  • 19
  • Theodore Beamon
  • 253
  • 20
  • Herbert Andrew Childress
  • Let It Go
  • 271
  • 26
  • 3
  • Annie Dublin Nero and Martha Nero Brown
Control code
8ocm18318178
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781563685521
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables

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