Barb DiGi describes what turned out to be full of surprises when attending the Deaf History conference at Gallaudet. It is a preview to see what future topics will be shared about fascinating discoveries in a variety of areas such as educational background of Alice Cogswell, the history of enrollment of women in Gallaudet, Laura Redden Searing's startling friendship with an assassin, the Miller vs. Board of Education playing a role in the influence of the decision of Brown vs. Board of Education, Douglas Craig, an African-American who was a beloved man working for Gallaudet with heart for so many years, the controversy about the statue of Thomas H. Gallaudet and Alice, and many more.
I forgot to add that there were other topics as well. The evolution of Deaf Theater, the deaf double-conscious of John Carlin, the dedicated work of Andrew Foster, the confrontation from the audience to I. King Jordan about labeling the protestors absolutism and to a PBS representative during the Through Deaf Eyes panel discussion about not looking down the Deaf. It will be mentioned in one video clip at a time in the future :-)
Many thanks to you b/vloggers for the inspiration leading me to attend the Deaf History Conference and for the support from RSD making it possible for my trip.