Pedro Ponce de Leon
1550 Spanish Benedictine monk who is often credited as being "the first teacher for the Deaf"
Juan Pablo Bonet
Abbe Charles-Michel de L'Epee
Julia Brace (June 13, 1807 – August 12, 1884) was a deafblind woman who entered at American School for the Deaf, Hartford, Connecticut in 1825 and remained there after her graduation as an employee.        Read more...

Erastus (Deaf) Smith 

1787–1837)

Before Milian

The Deaf community was thriving in the 1800’s as portrayed in the picture below where influential Deaf and Hearing people gathered to discuss political and business issues.                                      Read more...

Martha's Vineyard

Deaf Utopia Did Exist at One Time 

     Off the Massachusetts Coast

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History of Milian 1880

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Abraham Lincoln & Gallaudet College

Dr Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster was born on this date in 1925. He was an African American educator and administrator for the deaf. Born in Ensley, Alabama, Foster lost his hearing at age 11 after suffering from spinal meningitis. Drawn to a career in education, he attended the Alabama School for the Negro Deaf in Talladega.      Read more
Helen Keller

Kevin J. Nolan

DEAF COUNCILMAN'S BUSY ROLE IN A HEARING WORLD

Special to the New York Times  FEB. 16, 1986                           Read more...

Amanda Folendorf

Mayor Amanda Folendorf Breaks Down Barriers in Politics

By Katie Moritz

February 14, 2018 / Rewire.org.                                                         Read more...

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