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Births

  • 1880 - Helen Adams Keller - Deaf author and advocate. The first deaf-blind person to graduate from college. She went on to be an accomplished author, activist and lecturer.[1]
  • 1925 - Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster - American deaf teacher. Founded thirty-one schools and many other programs for deaf people in thirteen African countries. First African American to graduate from Gallaudet College. [2]


References

  1. Biography of Helen Keller. Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Accessed on February 6, 2008.
  2. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.