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.