Exploring the archives at the Library of Congress, I came across these two photos of ladies attending the August 1926 NAD gathering in Washington DC. You can see vintage dress and hair styles, and in the background, old cars from the 1920s, and the US Capitol. You’ll also see a sign for the Occidental Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue, which opened in 1906. I’d love to know if anyone can identify the ladies in these photos. The Library of Congress archives did not have any details beyond what I have included at the end of this post. [Click photos to see full size.]
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This article was sent to me in response to the People Magazine article I posted here a few days ago. Thanks to Julie Rems-Smario, Executive Director, DeafHope www.Deaf-Hope.org
Julie will soon be sending me a video presentation on this topic, created with Wayne Betts, Jr, which I will post here at bibliomarket when it’s completed.
(excerpts from Julie Rems-Smario June 2005 lunch note presentation at California Alliance Against Sexual Assault conference in Louisville, Kentucky)
During Fall of 2000, two young male students were brutally murdered in the dorm rooms at Gallaudet University, the nation’s only university for the deaf located in Washington, D.C. The third and fourth violent deaths in the university’s 136 -year history led to increased security and limited dorm access. This tragic campus incident made parents, faculty, and students more vocal about student safety. Even with crime rates relatively low, Gallaudet University had become diligent about keeping campus safe from violence by investing thousands of dollars in technology and security.
In November 2001, Gallaudet University President was quoted during his interview with Inside Gallaudet, “I cannot emphasize enough that Gallaudet has an exceptionally safe campus. As I said in my presentation, the murders last year were an aberration, tragic events that are very far from the norm. They did stimulate the University to look closely at security and safety on campus in general, and to institute some measures that will help us remain safe. I have asked Mr. Fred Kendrick to send an e-mail to the campus that summarizes the key elements of the safety and security plan developed for review by the CMT, as well as plans for how new security measures are being assessed and plans for the future.” Continue reading “Violence Against Deaf Women on Campus”