History Through Deaf Eyes

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Life and Deaf: Language and the Myth of Balance in Public History
Jean Lindquist Bergey

Sign Language Studies, Volume 8, Number 4, published Summer 2008 by Gallaudet University Press. Used with permission.


This article chronicles the protest to draft plans for an exhibition on Deaf history organized by Gallaudet University. Jean Bergey, director of the History through Deaf Eyes project, analyzes documents from letters of concern and offers context on the politics of public presentation of Deaf community history.

Abstract written by Gallaudet University Press.

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Through Deaf Eyes Discussion Guide

The discussion framework depends on the group. You might first invite participants to provide immediate feedback on what they have viewed.

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Suggested Readings on Deaf History and Culture

The following are resources on Deaf history and culture. This page will always be a work in progress. You can visit the Gallaudet University Press for more books. If there are publications, films, or websites you would like to suggest as additions, please contact us...

History Through Deaf Eyes

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History Through Deaf Eyes Education Resources, Related Links

The following related links offer information about Deaf life in the United States. For an extensive listing of resources, visit the Gallaudet University web site. Gallaudet is the world's only university geared specifically to the needs of the deaf. Gallaudet University's key role in Through...

History Through Deaf Eyes

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Through Deaf Eyes Documentary Discussion Guide

The documentary Through Deaf Eyes takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group, use American Sign Language, and often define themselves as "Deaf" — with a capital, and cultural, "D" — and deaf people who, for a variety...

History Through Deaf Eyes

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