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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Deaf History Month

We have been celebrating Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15th) -- here is our collection of honorees!

3/13  Claudia Gordon, the current White House Public Engagement Advisor to the Disability Community.  

3/14  Laurent Clerc, "Father of the Deaf."

3/17  George Veditz, who worked to preserve ASL on film.

3/18  Ed Waterstreet, founder of DeafWest theater.

3/19  Roz Rosen, a woman of many accomplishments who is now the director of the National Center on Deafness (NCOD).

3/20  Chuck Baird, amazing deaf artist.

3/21  Dummy Hoy, the first deaf professional baseball player.

3/24  Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.

3/25  Ella Mae Lentz, groundbreaking deaf ASL poet.

3/26  Andrew Foster, the "Gallaudet of Africa."

3/27  Marlee Matin, Oscar-winning deaf actress.

3/31  Clayton Valli, celebrated deaf ASL poet.

4/1  Marilyn Smith, "Mother of the anti-violence movement in Deaf America."

4/2  Derrick Coleman, member of the 2014 Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

4/3  Boyce Williams, the man behind the National Theater for the Deaf, RID, and much more.  

4/4  Heather Whitestone McCallum, the first deaf Miss America.

4/7  Helen Keller, the distinguished deaf/ blind pioneer.

4/8  I. King Jordan, the first deaf president of Gallaudet University.

4/9  Gertrude Scott Galloway, visionary deaf leader.

4/10  Nellie Willhite, a fearless and pioneering pilot who was deaf.

4/11  Phyllis Frelich, the Tony-winning actress who died 4/10/14.

4/14  Dr. Robert Davila, the 9th president of Gallaudet.