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Deaf History

People, places, and events in deaf history, including Helen Keller, Thomas Gallaudet, the Deaf President Now movement, and deaf people on television.
  1. Historic Progress (21)
  2. People in Deaf History (21)

Top Deaf History Books
Books on deaf history recommended by either your guide or by About Deafness visitors.

Deaf Timeline
Selected articles at About Deafness/HOH, organized in a timeline.

Deaf People on Television in the 1950s and 1960s
Deaf people have been on television since almost the beginning of television. In the 1950s and 1960s, most of the deaf character roles were played by hearing actors.

Deaf People on Television in the Seventies
Deaf people have been on television since almost the beginning of television. In the 1970s, more deaf actors began to appear on television.

Deaf People on Television in the Eighties
The 1980s could be considered the "golden age" for deaf people on television. Many television programs had deaf characters appear on episodes.

Deaf People on Television in the Nineties
During the 1990s, just about every deaf role on television was played by a deaf actor. Marlee Matlin proved herself as an actress on television during this decade.

Deaf People on Television in Modern Times
The 2000s saw so many deaf character roles on television that it became impossible to keep track.

Gallaudet University - Unity for Gallaudet
Profile of the Unity for Gallaudet protest movement that fought for the future of the college, ousted one incoming president and brought in another.

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