The Resource Unspeakable: : the story of Junius Wilson, Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner, (ebook)

Unspeakable: : the story of Junius Wilson, Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner, (ebook)

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Unspeakable: : the story of Junius Wilson
Title
Unspeakable:
Title remainder
the story of Junius Wilson
Statement of responsibility
Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent seventy-six years at a state mental hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, including six in the criminal ward. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. But he was deaf and black in the Jim Crow South. Unspeakable is the story of his life.Using legal records, institutional files, and extensive oral history interviews--some conducted in sign language--Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner piece together the story of a deaf man accused in 1925 of attempted rape, found insane at a lunacy hearing, committed to the criminal ward of the State Hospital for the Colored Insane, castrated, forced to labor for the institution, and held at the hospital for more than seven decades. Junius Wilson's life was shaped by some of the major developments of twentieth-century America: Jim Crow segregation, the civil rights movement, deinstitutionalization, the rise of professional social work, and the emergence of the deaf and disability rights movements. In addition to offering a bottom-up history of life in a segregated mental institution, Burch and Joyner's work also enriches the traditional interpretation of Jim Crow by highlighting the complicated intersections of race and disability as well as of community and language. This moving study expands the boundaries of what biography can and should be. There is much to learn and remember about Junius Wilson--and the countless others who have lived unspeakable histories
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Midwest
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Burch, Susan
Dewey number
  • 362.4/2092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Joyner, Hannah
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Caravan Book
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  • Wilson, Junius
  • Deaf
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Greensboro (N.C.)
  • Greensboro (N.C.)
  • Racism
  • Southern States
  • People with disabilities
  • Mentally ill
  • Diagnostic errors
Target audience
adult
Label
Unspeakable: : the story of Junius Wilson, Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807884348
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709854
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709854
System control number
MWT11709854
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Unspeakable: : the story of Junius Wilson, Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807884348
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709854
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709854
System control number
MWT11709854
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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