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Maya born

1928

get presents from parents

1934

photo from dad, doll and teaset from mom

Dad visits

1935

Louis vs Carnera

06/25/1935

Maya stops talking

1936 - 1937

becomes friends with Louise

1938

Valentine from Tommy Valdon

1938

Mrs. Taylor dies

1939

funeral

Mr. Taylor visits , tells ghost story

06/01/1939

cavities

06/01/1940

went to white dentist in Stamps, who refused to help, then went to Texarkana

Momma goes back to Stamps

06/01/1941

WW2

12/7/1941

mother married Daddy Clidell

01/01/1942

Job as Conductorette

06/01/1943 - 09/01/1943

1st Black to work the San Fran streetcars

believes she is a lesbian

12/01/1943 - 09/01/1944

Mother goes to Alaska

06/01/1944 - 10/01/1944

becomes pregnant

09/01/1944

gives birth

06/01/1945

Bailey

Bailey born

1927

Bailey's "Momma and Poppa" game

06/01/1937 - 1938

Bailey & Joyce

1938 - 06/01/1938

ran off with railroad porter

Bailey comes home late from movies

06/01/1938

Saw white actress who looked like Mother Dear

Bailey gets stuck in Baton Rouge

06/01/1939 - 06/20/1939

Bailey sees dead man in the river

08/01/1940

prompts Momma's planning for their trip to California

Bailey leaves home

06/01/1943
  • "acquired a withered white prostitute, a diamond ring on his little finger, and a Harris tweed coat"
  • power/love struggle b/w mom and Bailey led to it

Bailey comes home to visit Maya

04/01/1944

Places

Stamps

1931 - 1935

St.Louis

01/15/1935 - 01/15/1936

Stamps

01/16/1936 - 1941

live in LA

01/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

Maya leaves Arkansas for good

1941

leave for CA

1941

Bailey comes a month later
saw dad in LA first, then mom in San Fran

live in small ap. in Oakland

06/01/1941 - 09/01/1941

moved to San Fran

09/01/1941

George Washington High school
- Miss Kirwin

visit Dad in trailer park (southern CA)

1943 - 01/30/1943
  • Dolores
  • trip to Mexico
  • discovers Dad is having an affair
  • learned to drive
  • Dolores tries to kill her
  • runs away (lives in junkyard)

lives in junkyard

01/30/1943 - 03/01/1943
  • learned to drive, curse, and dance
  • jitterbug competition

School

Toussaint L'Ouverture Grammar School

01/15/1935 - 01/15/1936

"Finishing School"

01/01/1938 - 02/01/1938

Mrs. Viola Cullinan
- called her "Mary"
- Maya smashed the casserole dish and coffee cups in revenge, so she could quit

graduates 8th grade

1940

George Washington High School

09/01/1941 - 05/10/1945

Miss Kerwin

Scholarship to California Labor School

1942 - 1943

took drama and dance classes

Graduation

05/10/1945