Deaf Culture Articles

Living Loud: Andrew Foster – Pioneer Missionary, Educator, Mentor, and Advocate for the Deaf

Living Loud: Andrew Foster – Pioneer Missionary, Educator, Mentor, and Advocate for the Deaf

By Brenda Cartwright  |  Thursday, August 22, 2019

Andrew Foster was the first African-American to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Gallaudet University. He ultimately set up 32 schools for the deaf in Africa. Because of this, he is known as the “Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet” of Africa and the “Father of Deaf Education in Africa.”
Living Loud: Robert Panara – Pioneer of Deaf Studies, Author, Historian, Poet, and Teacher

Living Loud: Robert Panara – Pioneer of Deaf Studies, Author, Historian, Poet, and Teacher

By Marta Belsky  |  Monday, July 15, 2019

Robert Panera was a Pioneer of Deaf Studies, Author, Historian, Poet, and Teacher. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf person.
Living Loud: Clayton Valli – ASL Linguist, Poet, Scholar, Teacher, and Author

Living Loud: Clayton Valli – ASL Linguist, Poet, Scholar, Teacher, and Author

By Marta Belsky  |  Sunday, May 5, 2019

Clayton Valli was an ASL Linguist, Poet, Scholar, Teacher, and Author. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
Living Loud: Allen Snare – Deaf Pastor, Evangelist, and Missionary

Living Loud: Allen Snare – Deaf Pastor, Evangelist, and Missionary

By Brenda Cartwright  |  Sunday, April 14, 2019

Allen Snare was a Deaf Pastor, Evangelist, and Missionary. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
Living Loud: Kitty O’Neil – The Fastest Woman in the World, Stuntwoman, and Racer

Living Loud: Kitty O’Neil – The Fastest Woman in the World, Stuntwoman, and Racer

By Marta Belsky  |  Sunday, March 24, 2019

Kitty O’Neil was the Fastest Woman in the World, Stuntwoman, and Racer. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing hard of hearing woman.
Living Loud: Phyllis Frelich - Actress, Innovator, and Tony Award Winner

Living Loud: Phyllis Frelich - Actress, Innovator, and Tony Award Winner

By Marta Belsky  |  Sunday, March 10, 2019

Phyllis Frelich was an Actress, Innovator, and Tony Award Winner. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf woman.
Living Loud: Mandy Harvey – Singer, Ambassador, and Author

Living Loud: Mandy Harvey – Singer, Ambassador, and Author

By Marta Belsky  |  Sunday, January 27, 2019

Mandy Harvey was a Singer, Ambassador, and Author. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing hard of hearing woman.
Living Loud: LeRoy Colombo – First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder

Living Loud: LeRoy Colombo – First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder

By Marta Belsky  |  Saturday, December 29, 2018

LeRoy Colombo was the First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
Living Loud: Charles

Living Loud: Charles "CJ" Jones – Comedian, Actor, Producer, and Director

By Marta Belsky  |  Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Charles "CJ" Jones was a Comedian, Actor, Producer, and Director. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
International Week of the Deaf, Deaf Awareness Week, and International Day of Sign Languages 2018

International Week of the Deaf, Deaf Awareness Week, and International Day of Sign Languages 2018

By Jillian Winn  |  Sunday, September 23, 2018

On September 23, 2018, International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) will kick off International Week of the Deaf (abbreviated as IWDeaf; used to be IWD), which is September 24-30, 2018 this year. You may also hear this week called Deaf Awareness Week, but the official name is International Week of the Deaf. This year is the first International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL). It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and will be celebrated annually on September 23. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) started International Week of the ...