Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Alice Cogswell's forgotten teacher-DH #1
The video is 6:36 minutes long. Barb DiGi shares the educational background of Alice Cogswell before she met Thomas H. Gallaudet. Barb attended the Deaf History Conference at Gallaudet and gathered fascinating facts that changed the whole picture of Alice Cogswell who was once thought to have little or no ability to read and write before meeting Gallaudet. The researchers involved were Los Bragg and Diana Gates of Gallaudet University. Please refer to David Evans's journal to read more about it.
Please note that Lydia Sigourney started her teaching career at the age 16 but was 23 years old when she had Alice Cogswell. Also Alice Cogswell died in the year of 1830, not at the same time as Thomas H. Gallaudet died.
If you are unable to view the video, click on this youtube link.