Black History Month

Black History Month

During the month of February, we commemorate Black History Month by paying tribute to African-Americans/Black individuals who have shattered barriers, advocated for our rights, and bolstered our community. If you would like to support the Black Deaf Community, visit our link below for resources.

 

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Black Deaf Trailblazers

We would like to introduce you to some incredible trailblazers who have shattered barriers and paved the way for the Black Deaf communities we have today. As we celebrate Black History Month, let us take a moment to honor these remarkable individuals who have dedicated themselves to creating a better world for all of us. We believe there are even more Black Deaf Trailblazers out there, waiting to be discovered. If you happen to know anyone, please share their stories with us during Black History Month.

 

Here are just a few of the inspiring trailblazers:

– Blanche Wilkins Williams – One of the earliest Black Deaf Woman Educators. One of the earliest Black Deaf Persons on the NAD (National Association of the Deaf) Executive Committee.

– Louise B. Miller: became one of the earliest advocates for Education of Black Deaf Children

– Ida Hampton: One of the earliest Black Deaf Women to graduate from Gallaudet University

– Dr. Shirley Allen: One of the earliest Black Deaf women in the USA to earn a doctoral degree.

– Claudia Gordon: broke barriers as one of the earliest Black Deaf Female Attorneys.

– John Homer Howlett: Earliest Known Black Deaf Pugilist (Boxer). Earliest Black Deaf student at Iowa School for the Deaf. Renowned Black Deaf Newspaper Editor

– Monroe Ingram: became one of the earliest Head of the “Colored Department” at the Missouri School for the Deaf and Dumb

– Roger Demosthenes O’Kelly: overcame barriers as one of the earliest Black Deaf Lawyers.

– Andrew Foster: One of the earliest Pioneers of Deaf Education in Africa. Earliest known as Black Deaf student to earn a bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet University.

– Dr. Glenn Anderson: made history as one of the earliest Black Deaf people to earn a doctoral degree from New York University.

 

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Five columns with profile pictures of the trailblazers: Blanche Wilkins Williams on the yellow column: “led, so..”. Next line: “One of the earliest Black Deaf Woman Educators.

One of the earliest Black Deaf Persons on the NAD (National Association of the Deaf) Executive Committee.

Lousie B. Miller with her husband and her kid (pictured in the middle between Lousie and her husband) on the orange column: “became one of the earliest advocates for Education of Black Deaf Children. So,”

Ida Hampton (self-portrait) on the red column: “opened the doors for Black Deaf Graduates at Gallaudet University. So,” (next line) “One of the earliest Black Deaf Women to graduate from Gallaudet University”.

Dr. Shirley Allen (self-portrait) on the dark red column: “became one of the earliest Black Deaf women in the USA to earn a doctoral degree. So,”.

Claudia Gordon (self-portrait) on the purple column: “broke barriers as one of the earliest Black Deaf Female Attorneys.”]

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Five columns with profile pictures of the trailblazers:

John Homer Howlett (Mark H Howlett) (self-portrait) on the yellow column: “led so,” (next line) Earliest Known Black Deaf Pugilist (Boxer). Earliest Black Deaf student at Iowa School for the Deaf. Renowned Black Deaf Newspaper Editor”.

Monroe Ingram (self-portrait) on the orange column: “became one of the earliest Head of the “Colored Department” at the Missouri School for the Deaf and Dumb. So, “

Roger Demosthenes O’Kelly (self-portrait) on the red column: “overcame barriers as one of the earliest Black Deaf Lawyers. So,” (next line) “Earlier Known Deaf person to earn Bachelor of Laws degree from Yale University.”

Andrew Foster (self-portrait) on the dark red column: “became the earliest known ‘Father of Deaf Education in Africa.’ So,” (next line) “Earliest Known Black Deaf Student to earn a bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet University.”

Dr. Glenn Anderson (self-portrait) on the purple column: “made history as one of the earliest Black Deaf people to earn a doctoral degree from New York University.”]

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