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On the Beat of Truth
A Hearing Daughter’s Stories of Her Black Deaf Parents

Maxine Childress Brown

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Contents

Foreword  
      Scot Brown    xi
   
Prologue xvii
   
Acknowledgments  xxi
   
Brown and Childress Family Trees xxv
   
1   A Policeman Comes A-Knockin’     1
   
2   Herbert Andrew Childress   26
   
3   Annie Dublin Nero and Martha Nero Brown   38
   
4   Thomasina Brown   54
   
5   Maxine   70
   
6   Becoming Aware of Things, Part I   87
   
7   Silent Herbert   95
   
8   Becoming Aware of Things, Part II 113
   
9   Social Club and Church 126
   
10 Summer with Grandma 141
   
11 From Chocolates to Fresh Goat and Pig Meat 157
   
12 Crossword Pruzzles and Pearl Bailey 167
   
13 The Bench 180
   
14 Becoming Aware of Things, Part III 188
   
15 The Notebook 197
   
16 From Happiness to Misery 209
   
17 Asbury Park 222
   
18 When Tempers Flare 240
   
19 Theodore Beamon 253
   
20 Let It Go 271
   
Epilogue 280

Maxine Childress Brown is an RID-certified interpreter and former assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the State University of New York, Geneseo.

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