Deaf culture in the United States

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  1. Reasonable Doubts

    Reasonable Doubts (1991)


    Reasonable Doubts was a police drama television series broadcast in the United States by NBC that ran from 1991 to 1993.

  2. Laurent Clerc

    Laurent Clerc


    Louis Laurent Marie Clerc (26 December 1785 – 18 July 1869) was a French teacher called "The Apostle of the Deaf in America" by generations of American deaf people. He was taught by Abbe Sicard, at the famous school for the Deaf in Paris, Institution Nationale des Sourds-Muets. With Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, he co-founded the first school for the deaf in North America, the Hartford Asylum for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb on April 15, 1817 in the old Bennet's City Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut. The school was subsequently renamed the American School for the Deaf and in 1821 moved to its present site. The school remains the oldest existing school for the deaf in North America.

  3. Sound and Fury

    Sound and Fury (2000)


    Sound and Fury is a documentary film released in 2000 about two American families with young deaf children and their conflict over whether or not to give their children cochlear implants, surgically implanted devices that may improve their ability to hear but may threaten their deaf identity. The film was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

  4. Edward Miner Gallaudet

    Edward Miner Gallaudet


    Edward Miner Gallaudet (February 5, 1837-September 26, 1917) On September 26, 1917, son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Sophia Fowler Gallaudet, was a famous early educator of the deaf in Washington, DC. As a youth, he enjoyed working with tools and also built an "electrical machine." He kept birds, fowl, and rabbits, spending most of his time in the city, but also occasionally venturing into the country. He had a fond memory of climbing a hill with his father, and another fond memory of his father introducing the subject of geometry to him. His father died when he was 14, just after he graduated from Hartford High School in Hartford, Connecticut. He then went to work at a bank for three years. He didn't like the "narrowing effect" of the mental monotony of the work, and he quit to go to work as a teacher at the school his father founded. He worked there two years, from 1855 to 1857. While he was teaching, he continued his education at Trinity College in Hartford, completing his studies for a bachelor of science degree two years later.

  5. See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary

    See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary (2009)


    See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary is a 2009 documentary produced and directed by Hilari Scarl. It focuses on the lives of deaf artists Bob Hiltermann, TL Forsberg, CJ Jones, and Robert DeMayo.

  6. Amos Kendall

    Amos Kendall


    Amos Kendall (August 16, 1789 – November 12, 1869) was an American lawyer, journalist and politician. He rose to prominence as editor-in-chief of the Argus of Western America, an influential newspaper in Frankfort, the capital of the U.S. state of Kentucky. He used his newspaper, writing skills, and extensive political contacts to build the Democratic Party into a national political power. An ardent supporter of Andrew Jackson, he served as United States Postmaster General during the Jackson administration as well as briefly under Martin Van Buren. He was one of the most influential members of Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet", an unofficial group of Jackson's top appointees and advisors who set administration policy. Returning to private life, Kendall invested heavily in Samuel Morse's new invention, the telegraph. He became one of the most important figures in the transformation of the American news media in the 19th century.

  7. Stand Tall

    Stand Tall (1997)


    Stand Tall is a 1997 documentary about bodybuilding in the same vein as Pumping Iron. The movie centers on Lou Ferrigno's battle with hearing loss and his rise to prominence on the world bodybuilding stage. Bodybuilding legends Joe Weider and Arnold Schwarzenegger also appear in the film, as well as notable bodybuilders like Robby Robinson.

  8. Language Says It All

    Language Says It All (1987)


    Language Says It All is a 1987 American short documentary film about deaf children and their caregivers, directed by Rhyena Halpern and produced by Halpern and Megan Williams. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

  9. James C. Marsters

    James C. Marsters


    James Carlyle Marsters (April 5, 1924 – July 28, 2009) was a deaf orthodontist in Pasadena, California who in 1964 helped invent the first teletypewriter device capable of being used with telephone lines. The device made communication by telephone possible for the deaf. Although Robert Weitbrecht did much of the actual design work, Marsters promoted the device's use.

  10. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet


    Reverend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL.D., (December 10, 1787 – September 10, 1851) was a renowned American pioneer in the education of the deaf. Along with Laurent Clerc and Mason Cogswell, he co-founded the first institution for the education of the deaf in North America, and he became its first principal. When opened on April 15, 1817, it was called the "Connecticut Asylum (at Hartford) for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons," but it is now known as the American School for the Deaf.

  11. John Flournoy

    John Flournoy


    John J. Flournoy (1808 – 1879), a graduate of the American School for the Deaf, is best remembered as an advocate for a deaf state.

  12. I. King Jordan

    I. King Jordan


    Irving King Jordan (born June 16, 1943 in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania) became, in 1988, the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university with all programs and services designed specifically for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. That year Gallaudet students, with support from many alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University, protested the Board of Trustees' appointment of a hearing person to the presidency.

  13. William Stokoe

    William Stokoe


    William C. Stokoe, Jr. (ˈstk STOH-kee; July 21, 1919 in New Hampshire – April 4, 2000 in Chevy Chase, Maryland) was a professor and pioneer researcher in American Sign Language (ASL) who taught at Gallaudet University. His studies of ASL on linguistic principles revolutionized the understanding of ASL in the United States and sign languages throughout the world and had a profound impact on deaf culture.

  14. Elisabeth Zinser

    Elisabeth Zinser


    Elisabeth Ann Zinser (born 1940) is a retired university president, most recently at Southern Oregon University (2001–2006) in Ashland, Oregon. Previously she was the chancellor of the Lexington campus of the University of Kentucky (1995–2001), and the first female president of the University of Idaho, serving from 1989–1995 in Moscow.

  15. Harvey Prindle Peet

    Harvey Prindle Peet


    Harvey Prindle Peet (Nov. 19, 1794-January 1, 1873) was an American educator.

  16. Lou Fant

    Lou Fant


    Lou Fant (December 13, 1931 – June 11, 2001) was a pioneering teacher, author and expert on American Sign Language (ASL). He was also an actor in film, television, and the stage. Natively bilingual in ASL and English, he often played roles relating to sign language and the deaf.

  17. Lake Windfall

    Lake Windfall (2013)


    Lake Windfall is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic movie written by Tony Nitko and Roger Vass Jr, and directed by Roger Vass Jr. The film was produced by Rustic Lantern Films, as subsidiary of Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation. The film focuses on the interaction between five friends who set off for a weekend of camping. It explores issues around Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people. The primary language is American Sign Language with closed captioned subtitles throughout, though early stages of the movie contain dialog in voice, with subtitles.

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