Uncle Harry's Stories

Uncle Harry's Stories

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Dr. Harry Irving, an African American in his autobiography Uncle Harry's Stories, Looking Back Blackly And Proudly, Growing up in America tells about his great grandparents, who were slaves and his parents Louise and James Irving, his father was illiterate and his mother who only had a fifth grade education, raised nine children. Dr, Irving attended racially segregated public schools in the 1940s and the 1950s in his native state of West Virginia. He served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Dr. Irving earned his AA degree (1959) Los Angeles City College, BA (1962) and MA (1972) California State University, Los Angeles, and his Doctorate degree (1990) Pepperdine University.Upper picture 1a€œ grade, Lower picture 2aquot;a#39;1 grade I started out as a slow learner in first grade. My first-grade teacher, Miss Meadows, seated me at what was labeled a€œthe dumb table.a€ A stigma was attached to it. ... One day, we were doing a cut and paste activity. I pasted the cutout ... She had me do it again. On the third try, I told myselfI was going to get it right, and I wasna#39;t going to take any more slaps.

Title:Uncle Harry's Stories
Author:Harry R. Irving, Ed. D., Dr Harry R. Irving Ed D.
Publisher:Trafford Publishing - 2012-03


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