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Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South
by Mary Herring Wright
introduction by Joseph Christopher Hill and Carolyn McCaskill
Gallaudet University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-1-944838-59-1 | Paper: 978-1-944838-58-4
Library of Congress Classification HV2534.W75A3 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.42092

Originally published in 1999, Sounds Like Home adds an important dimension to the canon of deaf literature by presenting the perspective of an African American deaf woman who attended a segregated deaf school. Mary Herring Wright documents her life from the mid-1920s to the early 1940s, offering a rich account of her home life in rural North Carolina and her education at the North Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, which had a separate campus for African American students. This 20th anniversary edition of Wright’s story includes a new introduction by scholars Joseph Hill and Carolyn McCaskill, who note that the historical documents and photographs of segregated Black deaf schools have mostly been lost. Sounds Like Home serves “as a permanent witness to the lives of Black Deaf people.”

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