Phrase List: Deaf Culture

In 1947, Rhulin Thomas became the first deaf pilot to fly from coast-to-coast in the U.S. alone.
YEAR 1947 R-H-U-L-I-N T-H-O-M-A-S HE FIRST DEAF PILOT ALONE U-S C-O-A-S-T FLY-ACROSS C-O-A-S-T .

Sean Berdy is a deaf actor well known for acting on the TV series Switched at Birth.
S-E-A-N B-E-R-D-Y HIMSELF DEAF ACTOR FAMOUS WHY? HE INVOLVED #TV PROGRAM QUOTE SWITCHED A-T BIRTH.

Did you see the movie about the life of Kitty O’Neil, a deaf stuntwoman and racer?
YOU FINISH SEE MOVIE ABOUT DEAF WOMAN HERSELF FAMOUS S-T-U-N-T WOMAN AND CAR RACER. HER NAME K-I-T-T-Y O’-N-E-I-L.

My sister is Deaf and goes to Gallaudet University.
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY MY DEAF SISTER GO-TO.

William “Dummy” Hoy was a Deaf Major League Baseball player and some say he helped establish the baseball signals for safe and out calls.
W-I-L-L-I-A-M QUOTE “D-U-M-M-Y” H-O-Y HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER HE HELP SETUP BASEBALL S-I-G-N-A-L-S SAFE OUT.

Kenny Walker is deaf and played football in the NFL for the Denver Broncos.
K-E-N-N-Y W-A-L-K-E-R HE DEAF HE PLAY FOOTBALL N-F-L WHICH TEAM? D-E-N-V-E-R B-R-O-N-C-O-S .

Ella Mae Lentz is a Deaf American teacher, poet, advocate, and author.
E-L-L-A M-A-E L-E-N-T-Z HERSELF DEAF AMERICAN TEACHER POET ADVOCATE AUTHOR.

Granville Redmond was a deaf artist. He was friends with Charlie Chaplin and gave him tips from ASL to use when acting in silent films.
G-R-A-N-V-I-L-L-E R-E-D-M-O-N-D HIMSELF DEAF ARTIST. HE FRIEND WHO? C-H-A-R-L-I-E C-H-A-P-L-I-N . HE (point) TEACH ASL FOR-FOR? USE DURING SILENT MOVIES.

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington was a hard of hearing scientist who received the Nobel Prize in 1932 for helping shape our understanding of the central nervous system.
S-I-R C-H-A-R-L-E-S S-C-O-T-T S-H-E-R-R-I-N-G-T-O-N HIMSELF HARD-OF-HEARING SCIENTIST. YEAR 1932 HE RECEIVED N-O-B-E-L P-R-I-Z-E MEDAL WHY? HE HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND C-E-N-T-R-A-L N-E-R-V-O-U-S S-Y-S-T-E-M .

Andrew Foster was a famous Deaf African American who was a reverend, educator, and missionary. He established the first school for the deaf in Africa.
A-N-D-R-E-W F-O-S-T-E-R HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF BLACK MINISTER TEACHER MISSIONARY. HE SETUP FIRST DEAF SCHOOL WHERE? AFRICA.

Sometimes people think the deaf use braille, but that is not true, only blind people use braille.
SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK DEAF PEOPLE USE BRAILLE. NO! ONLY BLIND PEOPLE USE BRAILLE.

Louise Fletcher is a CODA and was the third actress in history to win an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for a single performance.
L-O-U-I-S-E F-L-E-T-C-H-E-R SHE C-O-D-A HERSELF ACTRESS SHE WON THREE AWARDS ONE-OF-THREE O-S-C-A-R TWO-OF-THREE B-A-F-T-A THREE-OF-THREE G-L-O-D-E-N G-L-O-B-E FOR ONE MOVIE QUOTE O-N-E F-L-E-W O-V-E-R T-H-E C-U-C-K-O-O’S N-E-S-T QUOTE.

Marlee Matlin is a famous Deaf Actress. She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role in the movie Children of a Lesser God.
M-A-R-L-E-E M-A-T-L-I-N SHE FAMOUS DEAF ACTRESS. SHE WON BOTH A-C-A-D-E-M-Y A-W-A-R-D G-O-L-D-E-N G-L-O-B-E FOR HER ROLE MOVIE QUOTE CHILDREN O-F A L-E-S-S-E-R GOD.

Cal Rodgers was a deaf pilot. He made the first transcontinental airplane flight after crashing several times along the way.
C-A-L R-O-D-G-E-R-S HE DEAF PILOT HIS GOAL U-S FLY-ACROSS WRONG FLY-ACROSS CRASH LUCKY ALIVE FIX-FIX-FIX FLY-ACROSS CRASH STILL ALIVE FIX-FIX-FIX FLY-ACROSS MANY STOPS FINALLY ARRIVE YAY.

Terence Parkin is a deaf swimmer from South Africa. He won the silver medal in the Olympics in 2000.
T-E-R-E-N-C-E P-A-R-K-I-N HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF SWIMMER FROM SOUTH AFRICA. 2000 OLYMPICS SILVER MEDAL HE WON.

Three of the most famous deaf pilots are Cal Rodgers, Nellie Zabel Willhite, and Rhulin Thomas.
MOST FAMOUS DEAF PILOTS WHO? 1 C-A-L R-O-D-G-E-R-S , 2 N-E-L-L-I-E Z-A-B-E-L W-I-L-L-H-I-T-E , 3 R-H-U-L-I-N T-H-O-M-A-S .

I. King Jordan was the first Deaf President of Gallaudet University.
I K-I-N-G J-O-R-D-A-N HIMSELF FIRST DEAF PRESIDENT GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY.

Christy Smith was the first deaf contestant to appear on the reality TV show Survivor.
C-H-R-I-S-T-Y S-M-I-T-H HERSELF FIRST DEAF PERSON INVOLVE #TV PROGRAM TITLE S-U-R-V-I-V-O-R .

Linda Bove is a deaf actress. She played the role of Linda the librarian on Sesame Street for 31 years.
L-I-N-D-A B-O-V-E HERSELF DEAF ACTRESS. SHE ACT #TV PROGRAM S-E-S-A-M-E S-T-R-E-E-T ROLE WHAT? L-I-N-D-A T-H-E LIBRARIAN CONTINUE 31 YEARS.

Jeff Float is a deaf American swimmer who won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.
J-E-F-F F-L-O-A-T HIMSELF AMERICAN DEAF SWIMMER 1984 OLYMPICS GOLD MEDAL HE WON.

The closed captions on our TV are always on.
OUR #TV #CC ALWAYS #ON.

Dr. Charles Nicolle was born hearing but became deaf by the age of 20. He was the first deaf person to receive a Nobel Prize. It was for discovering Typhus is spread by lice.
D-R C-H-A-R-L-E-S N-I-C-O-L-L-E HE BORN HEARING EAR DETERIORATE AGE 20 FULL DEAF. HE FIRST DEAF GET N-O-B-E-L P-R-I-Z-E FOR DISCOVERING T-Y-P-H-U-S OUTBREAK START HOW? FROM L-I-C-E .

As a young girl, Alice Cogswell, inspired her neighbor, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, to devote his life to educating the deaf and to create the American School for the Deaf. She and six other deaf children were the first students to attend the American School for the Deaf in 1817.
LITTLE DEAF GIRL NAME A-L-I-C-E C-O-G-S-W-E-L-L MET NEIGHBOR HIS NAME T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T . HE FASCINATED HER. YEAR 1871 HE ESTABLISHED AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR DEAF. SHE AND SIX OTHER STUDENTS FIRST ENTER A-S-D .

Juliette Gordon Low was sick often while growing up and lost her hearing in her right ear. On her wedding day, rice went into her left ear and when the doctor tried to take it out, he punctured her eardrum. Then she was deaf in both ears. She founded the Girl Scouts when she was 51 years old because she wanted girls to have the same opportunities as boys.
J-U-L-I-E-T-T-E G-O-R-D-O-N L-O-W SHE GREW-UP SICKLY RIGHT EAR DETERIORATE. LATER HER WEDDING R-I-C-E WENT-IN LEFT EAR DOCTOR TRY TAKE-OUT OOPS PUNCTURE EAR NOW DEAF BOTH EARS. FUTURE AGE 51 SHE FOUNDED GIRL SCOUTS WHY? WANT GIRLS SAME BOYS.

The man who invented the TTY was Robert Weitbrecht, he was deaf.
MAN WHO INVENTED #TTY HIMSELF DEAF NAME R-O-B-E-R-T W-E-I-T-B-R-E-C-H-T .

Helen Keller was a famous deaf-blind woman. She was an author, lecturer, and activist.
H-E-L-E-N K-E-L-L-E-R H-K HERSELF FAMOUS DEAF-BLIND WOMAN. SHE AUTHOR LECTURER POLITICS INVOLVED-INVOLVED-INVOLVED.

Matt Hamill is a Deaf wrestler. He won three NCAA National Championships, a silver and gold medal in the Deaflympics, and there is a movie about his life called “The Hammer.”
M-A-T-T H-A-M-I-L-L HIMSELF DEAF WRESTLER. HE EXTENSIVE-LIST ACCOMPLISHMENTS 1 THREE N-C-A-A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2 HE WON 1 SILVER MEDAL 1 GOLD MEDAL DEAFLYMPICS, 3 HAVE MOVIE ABOUT HIS LIFE QUOTE “T-H-E H-A-M-M-E-R”.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer from Germany who became deaf. He was still able to create and play music.
L-U-D-W-I-G V-A-N B-E-E-T-H-O-V-E-N HIMSELF FAMOUS WRITE MUSIC PERSON FROM GERMANY HIS HEARING DETERIORATED. DIDN’T-MATTER HE STILL EXPERT CREATE MUSIC PLAY-PIANO.

Phyllis Frelich was a deaf actress and famous for winning the 1980 Best Actress Tony Award for the play "Children of a Lesser God."
P-H-Y-L-L-I-S F-R-E-L-I-C-H HERSELF DEAF ACTRESS FAMOUS WHY? WIN T-O-N-Y AWARD FOR PLAY “CHILDREN O-F A L-E-S-S-E-R GOD.”

Robert Davila served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University from 2007 to 2009. Prior to becoming the president of Gallaudet University, he was the first Deaf CEO of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
R-O-B-E-R-T D-A-V-I-L-A HE NINTH PRESIDENT GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY YEAR 2007 RANGE 2009 BEFORE THAT HE FIRST DEAF CEO ADMINISTRATOR N-T-I-D .

American Sign Language was recognized as a true language in 1965.
YEAR 1965 ASL RECOGNIZED TRUE LANGUAGE.

Sir John Cornforth was a deaf chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975.
S-I-R J-O-H-N C-O-R-N-F-O-R-T-H HIMSELF DEAF CHEMIST YEAR 1975 HE WON N-O-B-E-L P-R-I-Z-E SPECIALIZED CHEMISTRY.

Deaf people use a teletypewriter to communicate over the phone.
DEAF PEOPLE COMMUNICATE THROUGH PHONE HOW? USE #TTY.

Morris Broderson is a deaf painter. His artwork has been displayed many places, such as at Gallaudet University, NTID, and the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums.
M-O-R-R-I-S B-R-O-D-E-R-S-O-N HIMSELF DEAF PAINTER. HIS ART DISPLAYED MANY PLACES SAME-AS ONE-OF-FOUR GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY, TWO-OF-FOUR N-T-I-D , THREE-OF-FOUR G-U-G-G-E-N-H-E-I-M AND FOUR-OF-FOUR W-H-I-T-N-E-Y MUSEUMS.

Keith Wann is a CODA and well-known ASL performer and comedian.
K-E-I-T-H W-A-N-N HIMSELF C-O-D-A . HE FAMOUS A-S-L ACTOR AND COMEDIAN.

CJ Jones is a famous Deaf actor and comedian. He says “Anything is possible. Success has nothing to do with being deaf or black or any disability. It has to do with your passion to do greater things in life!”
C-J J-O-N-E-S HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF ACTOR AND COMEDIAN. HE SAYS QUOTE ANYTHING POSSIBLE! NOTHING RELATED-TO DEAF BLACK DISABLED. ABOUT HAVING PASSION DO WONDERFUL THINGS LIFE.

Roy Holcomb was a deaf teacher who coined the term total communication.
R-O-Y H-O-L-C-O-M-B HE DEAF TEACHER INVENTED TERM T-O-T-A-L C-O-M-M-U-N-I-C-A-T-I-O-N TOTAL COMMUNICATION.

Heather Whitestone was the first deaf person to be crowned as Miss America in 1995.
YEAR 1995 H-E-A-T-H-E-R W-H-I-T-E-S-T-O-N-E SHE FIRST DEAF PERSON CROWN M-I-S-S AMERICA.

Thomas H. Gallaudet was a minister, educator, and co-founded the first school for the deaf called the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. Gallaudet University was named in honor of him in 1894.
T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T HIMSELF MINISTER TEACHER HE CO-ESTABLISH FIRST RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL IN U-S CALLED AMERICAN SCHOOL DEAF A-S-D WHERE? HARTFORD C-O-N-N . YEAR 1894 GALLAUDET COLLEGE NAMED AFTER HIM.

Rush Limbaugh is a radio host. He is deaf, but uses cochlear implants to hear.
R-U-S-H L-I-M-B-A-U-G-H HIMSELF RADIO ANNOUNCER. HE DEAF BUT HAVE COCHLEAR IMPLANT.

Laurent Clerc is one of the founders of the first school for the deaf here in America.
LAURENT CLERC WHO? ONE FOUNDER FIRST DEAF SCHOOL HERE AMERICA.

Deaf Awareness Week is in September.
DEAF AWARENESS WEEK WHEN? S-E-P-T .

Sean Forbes is a deaf hip-hop artist who makes music accessible to the deaf community.
S-E-A-N F-O-R-B-E-S HIMSELF DEAF H-I-P H-O-P MUSICIAN HE MAKES MUSIC ACCESSIBLE FOR DEAF COMMUNITY.

There was a famous protest at Gallaudet University in 1988 called Deaf President Now.
BACK YEAR 1988 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY HAPPEN WHAT? FAMOUS PROTEST CALLED DEAF PRESIDENT NOW.

Deaf history includes the history of deaf people and their culture.
DEAF HISTORY INCLUDE WHAT? HISTORY AND CULTURE.

Ashley Fiolek is a Deaf Motocross Racer. She started motorcycling when she was three years old. She won four Woman Motocross Championships in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012. She is now retired.
A-S-H-L-E-Y F-I-O-L-E-K SHE DEAF M-O-T-O-C-R-O-S-S MOTORCYCLE RACER. SHE OLD THREE STARTED MOTORCYCLING. GROW-UP WON FOUR WOMEN M-O-T-O-C-R-O-S-S CHAMPIONSHIPS LIST 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012. NOW RETIRED.

Alexander Graham Bell was a famous inventor who was involved in deaf education, but ironically he did not support the use of American Sign Language.
A-G-B HIMSELF FAMOUS INVENTOR INVOLVED DEAF EDUCATION BUT IRONICALLY HE NOT SUPPORT A-S-L .

Douglas Tilden is a famous deaf sculptor and has many statues that he created in California.
D-O-U-G-L-A-S T-I-L-D-E-N HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF SCULPTOR CALIFORNIA HAS MANY HIS STATUES ALL OVER (classifier).

Curtis Pride is deaf and was a baseball player. He played for many teams, such as the Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, and New York Yankees. He is currently the coach for the Gallaudet University baseball team.
C-U-R-T-I-S P-R-I-D-E HIMSELF DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER. HE USED-TO PLAY DIFFERENT TEAMS 1 DETROIT T-I-G-E-R-S , 2 ATLANTA B-R-A-V-E-S , 3 NEW YORK Y-A-N-K-E-E-S . NOW HE COACH GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY BASEBALL TEAM.

Betty G. Miller was the first deaf woman to graduate from Gallaudet University with a doctoral degree in art. She was a famous artist who focused on the deaf perspective.
B-E-T-T-Y G M-I-L-L-E-R SHE FIRST DEAF WOMAN GRADUATE GALLAUDET RECEIVE P-H-D (Doctoral) DEGREE WHAT? ART. SHE FAMOUS ARTIST WHY? SHE FOCUS DEAF VIEW.

Lou Ferrigno is hard of hearing and is a motivational speaker who shares his life experiences. He’s been in many movies and TV shows, but is most famous for playing The Incredible Hulk.
L-O-U F-E-R-R-I-G-N-O HIMSELF HARD OF HEARING MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER ABOUT HIS CUMULATIVE EXPERIENCES. HE ACT MANY MOVIES #TV PROGRAMS BUT MOST FAMOUS ROLE WHAT? T-H-E I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E H-U-L-K .

Howie Seago is an deaf actor and director. He is famous for many roles including acting on Star Trek.
H-O-W-I-E S-E-A-G-O HIMSELF DEAF ACTOR DIRECTOR. HE FAMOUS MANY ROLES INCLUDING #TV PROGRAM S-T-A-R T-R-E-K .

Chuck Baird was an artist and founder of the De'VIA art movement, which conveys a Deaf world view through art.
C-H-U-C-K B-A-I-R-D HIMSELF DEAF ARTIST HE FOUNDED D-E V-I-A THAT MEANS WHAT? SHOW-ALL (conveys) DEAF WORLD VIEW THROUGH ART.

Shelley Beattie was a deaf professional weightlifter who became famous after being on the TV show American Gladiators.
S-H-E-L-L-E-Y B-E-A-T-T-I-E HERSELF DEAF P-R-O WEIGHTLIFTER. SHE BECAME FAMOUS WHY? SHE INVOLVED #TV PROGRAM AMERICAN G-L-A-D-I-A-T-O-R-S .

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