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September 7 – October 24, 2004 Hosted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in conjunction with the Alabama Association of the Deaf.

bust of hellen keller

Reverend Jay Croft, who led the planning for the Birmingham, Alabama opening, is sharing the story of how and why this model of the face of Helen Keller is on display. September 7, 2004.

Alabama Institute for the Deaf students watch interactive film

Students from the Alabama Institute for the Deaf are viewing the interactive film “By Necessity and By Choice: How We Communicate” in the exhibition at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. September 7, 2004.

ribbon cutting ceremony

From left to right: Gallaudet University Board of Trustees Chair, Dr. Glenn Anderson, ’68; Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr.; President and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; and Gallaudet President, Dr. I. King Jordan, ’70; during the exhibition opening.

Jack Gannon

Dr. Jack Gannon gave remarks about the exhibit.