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Black Deaf People

February 3, 2007

This month is Black History Month. We try our best to get some information about them. If you know another person that is not on this list, please share with us. We would love to know more. Thanks.

Curtis Pride – A contemporary baseball player who is deaf.

Kenny Walker – He was a professional deaf football player.

Andrew Foster – The first deaf African American Gallaudet graduate and founder of schools for the deaf in Africa.

C.J. Jones – A look at the career of this longtime deaf African American actor and comedian.

Michelle Banks – an African American deaf performer.

Connie Briscoe – Contemporary deaf Author

Lindsay Dunn – Speaker and Writer

Lauren Teruel -was the first Black named Miss Deaf America from 2000-2002

Julius Carrett and Mrs. Amanda A. Johnson became the first deaf Black teachers in 1887.

Categories: Deaf History
  1. maria
    February 3, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Linday Dunn is one of the best man you will ever meet. He’s very generous and credible. To be replaced by someone like Darian Burwell who does not have the experience and qualifications to take over his job is such a disrespectful thing to do. Shame on Davila. Diversity? Bullshit! What does he know about it? It doesn’t matter if he’s half Latino but it doesn’t excuse him for not knowing how to respect all people and individual of color. What an asshole!

  2. JFLMad
    February 4, 2007 at 1:11 am

    What about Dr. Glenn Anderson and Donald Lang?

  3. Love Deaf History
    February 4, 2007 at 2:23 am

    What about Andrew Foster? Someone needs to write children book about Andrew Foster, too! He graduated from Gallaudet but what year was that? I am sure that Deaf children would love to read the story about Andrew Foster!

  4. PeachLady
    February 4, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Who is Linday Dunn? Why you think he deserved to be a president of Gallaudet? Davila has a lot of experience in education and government. Davila is perfect man to run Gallaudet University. I wish he was the President instead of Jordan years ago.

    Stop complaining!

  5. PeachLady
    February 4, 2007 at 8:07 am

    I thought there was a book abour Andrew Foster? I can’t find it on the internet.

    I really admired Andrew Foster for working with Africa deaf people.



  6. maria
    February 4, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Haha peachlady! You’re so silly! Read before you react! I did not say anything about Lindsay should be the Gally president over Davila! READ! You’re so funny. Maybe like others, you need to learn how to read in the elementary level again to underdstand the English concept!

  7. NeverWonderLand
    February 6, 2007 at 5:22 am

    Nothing about Glenn Anderson? Nothing about Reggie Redding?

    There are lots more African-American stories you can do.

  8. February 6, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    Like we said before, if you know anyone that is not on this list, please share. Not just accuse us for not researching enough. We would love to know more.

  9. Sam
    February 17, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    I think her name is Nathie Marbury. Deaf comedian and performer. She is fabulous! She has a dvd out, too.

  10. Jimactor
    March 1, 2007 at 1:24 am

    Pls add Christopher Smith He’s professional actor,Dancer and Choreographer

  11. Jane1323
    February 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    My name is Jane and I’m a hearing person who is taking my first ASL class. I have an assignment that I need a little help with. We have been asked to write a book report on an influential Deaf African American. To be honest I can’t name one person without looking it up on line. I don’t think I am qualified to pick who is and who isn’t influential or famous for that matter. I was hoping that some one from the deaf community could help me. I would love your input and ideas. Thank you for your time!!!

    PS If anyone has a website I could go to or some good books to look over that would be very helpful too.

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