TITLE

Philadelphia family of nine beat tragic obstacles with unity and education

PUB. DATE
June 1997
SOURCE
Jet;06/02/97, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles the Jeffries family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. How the Afro-American family survived after the death of a sister in 1985; How that death affected the parents, Rafiq and Gail; How the children supported themselves and put themselves through college.
ACCESSION #
9706065926

 

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