Linda Brown Research Paper

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On January 10, 1966 in Pompano Beach, Florida, Linda Brown, the youngest of 6 siblings, was born at Broward General hospital to the parents of Christine and Eddie Lee Brown. Father deceased; he lost his life to prostate cancer in 2007. Mother is alive and well, at the age of 83 years old. Four siblings deceased, the oldest, Diane Smith, currently, 64 years old. Premature, Linda weighted 4 pounds and 2 ounces. Linda spent 2 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for extensive treatment. Linda’s mother couldn’t afford the proper medical treatment during her pregnancy therefore Linda was born underweight. Diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, Linda had a catheter procedure at 6 months old. During the time, it was difficult for Christine to work and care for Linda. She was forced to leave…show more content…
She remembered her fathered being quite, caring, workaholic and a functional alcoholic. "Although my father drink until he passed out sometimes, I remembered he got up for work every morning. He made sure we wished us well before he left the house." Linda 's mother, Christine, was quit the opposite, as described, she was hot tempered, caring, outspoken, outgoing, great cook and "she has a heart of gold" (). Christine was the disciplinary in the home. Linda does not have any recollection of her maternal nor paternal grandparents. As far as she was told, her paternal grandmother did not approve of her father’s relationship with her mother. Childhood memories, Linda family vacationed every summer. Each summer the family would rent a van and drive over 800 miles to Savannah, Georgia to visit extended family. Making pit stops, Linda remembered her family stopping at local rest stations and small towns in between to have lunch or dinner. “I really enjoyed the road trips the most” (). Linda nuclear family was very tight knitted. Celebrating every holiday and birthday, Linda remembers having a cook out for every

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