The Blind History Lady Presents; John Swearingen-Know Your Place Blind Boy!

Blinded at age 13, John faced a fierce battle to receive an education as a blind youth in his home community. As an adult, he met prejudice and roadblocks to enter college, graduate, find employment as a teacher and acceptance in the state of South Carolina. Because of his own experience with discrimination, John developed a strong vision of a quality education for all, no matter what. More

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About Peggy Chong

Peggy Chong is a long-time researcher and Historical author of many articles on the blind in the United States. She has written for publications that include The Braille Monitor, Dialogue Magazine, Future Reflections, The Minnesota Bulletin and the Iowa History Journal.

In her growing series, The Blind Lady Presents, she introduces to sighted and blind alike, the many average blind persons in the United States who had to overcome not-so-average barriers to lead a normal life, support their families and succeed. She recounts all they had to do to become chemists, newspaper editors, plumbers, barbers, piano tuners, boat builders, teachers, lawyers, politicians and so much more.

About the Series: The Blind History Lady Presents
A look back at the blind men and women of the United States in the 1800's through the early 1900's who worked hard to lead a normal life. What they did, the resources they had or did not have and the techniques they used to become teachers, plumbers, politicians, newspaper editors, boat builders, barbers, piano tuners, chemists and so much more.

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