Far from Home: Memories of World War II and Afterward

TitleFar from Home: Memories of World War II and Afterward
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWright, Mary Herring
Number of Pages232
PublisherGallaudet University Press
CityWashington, DC

Mary Herring Wright (1923–2018) grew up in Iron Mine, North Carolina. She began losing her hearing at the age of eight, and was completely deaf by age ten. In 1935, her family sent her to the North Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, where she was both a student and a teacher. She then moved to Washington, DC and became a clerk for the US Department of the Navy, maintaining rosters for the many servicemen in war theaters worldwide. She later returned to her roots in North Carolina and raised a family. The first part of her autobiography is Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South.

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