The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story

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Carol Publishing Group, 1995 - Social Science - 261 pages
Laced with persuasive common sense, folk wisdom, and untutored but right-on insights, this inspirational, true story tells of one family, a strong role model, and the family values which allowed them to overcome obstacles and achieve success in music. Photos.

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Recommended by Digna Nosike, an FA graduate whose Barnard mentor wrote this amazing memoir. Thornton was one of five daughters of poor Black laborers. Amongst other amazing accomplishments the entire ... Read full review


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This memoir describes how, with seemingly unfailing energy and determination, Donald Thornton, working two jobs, saw each of his six daughters obtain an education and become established in a ... Read full review


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Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., obtained her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons with honors. She is director of the Perinatal Diagnostic Testing Center at Morristown, New Jersey, and an associate physician at Rockefeller University Hospital. She lives with her husband and two children in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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