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Akron’s “Silent Colony” – what it meant to be active and visible
Deaf Clubs and their role in Deaf social life
Factory Work: Jobs available to Deaf workers during World War II
Forging connections through Deaf associations
On Screen: Public perceptions of Deaf people and other minority groups
Since Deaf people weren’t allowed to serve in the military, they contributed to the war effort from home
Soldier style: Some Deaf schools adopt dress code to eliminate socio-economic barriers
The right to drive: the uphill battle against motor vehicle laws
Wartime opportunities for women and the deaf
National Deaf Life Museum
History Through Deaf Eyes
The early 1900s saw a country shifting from an agricultural to an industrial economy. People were moving from rural farmlands to urban cities for work. Two world wars created a huge demand for ships, vehicles, weapons, and many other industrial products, so factory work was plentiful
Like women and minority groups, deaf people found wartime jobs in large numbers. This concentration of deaf people in cities provided the opportunity to build social clubs, church groups, sports organizations, and alliances that would foster community life.
Gallaudet University Archives, Benjamin M. Schowe, Sr. Collection
Akron’s “Silent Colony” – what it meant to be active ...
Since Deaf people weren’t allowed to serve in the military, they contri...
Soldier style: Some Deaf schools adopt dress code to eliminate socio-economic...
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