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Ericka Baylor

Ericka Baylor is a 21-year-old native of Richmond, Virginia. She is a sophomore at Gallaudet University majoring in Social Worker. She was selected as a Fantastic First Year Student and received the Dr. Andrew J. Foster Scholarship. She was the former Miss District of Columbia Area Black Deaf Advocates (DCABDA) 2011. Ericka’s dream came true when she was crowned as the Miss... Read More »

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Dr. Elizabeth A. Moore

Dr. Elizabeth A. Moore is currently MSW Program Director and Assistant Professor at Gallaudet University Department of Social Work. She has been working in the field of social work since 1981. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses since 1996 and, at the same time, she has managed the MSW program since 2006. Before this, Dr. Moore worked as an advisor for... Read More »

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Dr. Carolyn McCaskill

Dr. Carolyn McCaskill is a graduate of the Alabama School for the Deaf in Talladega, Alabama. In 1977, she completed a BA degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work, and a MA degree in Counseling of the Deaf in 1979 both from Gallaudet (College) University. Dr. McCaskill successfully defended her dissertation in January, 2005 one year after her younger sister. This... Read More »

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Antoine Hunter

Antoine Hunter is an African American Deaf/Hard of Hearing Choreographer, Dancer, Dance Instructor, Actor and Advocate. Hailing from Oakland, CA, he began dancing with Dawn James at Skyline High School. Over the years he has studied West African Dance with Master C.K. and Betty Ladzekpo, and studied at the Paul Taylor Summer Intensives in 2003 and 2004. Mr. Hunter has... Read More »

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Dr. Joseph Hill

Dr. Joseph Hill is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He works in the Professions of Deafness programs in the Department of Specialized Education Services. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH in the family of hearing and deaf members. His father is hearing, his mother is hard-of-hearing, and his siblings are deaf and... Read More »

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Dr. Glenn B. Anderson

Dr. Glenn B. Anderson is commonly known as the first Deaf African-American in the United States to earn his doctorate degree.  Born and raised in the South Side of Chicago, he became deaf at the age of seven. Encountering barriers and obstacles during his childhood, his parents told him “you have to be twice as good as anyone else to be successful.” Dr. Anderson earned his... Read More »

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Kenya Lowe

Kenya Lowe is from Port Huron, Michigan and currently lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education from Michigan State University. Kenya was crowned Miss Deaf Michigan, in 1999. She was the first African-American to hold this title in the state of Michigan. She traveled extensively, giving presentations and workshops to young people... Read More »

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Felicia Williams

Felicia Williams was born and raised in Marlton, New Jersey. She graduated from Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in Ewing, New Jersey in 2005 and earned her Associate of Arts in Deaf Studies from Camden Community College in Blackwood, New Jersey in 2009.  After completing her degree, she transferred to Gallaudet University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in... Read More »

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Chenae Laldee

Chenae Laldee is the newly crowned Miss Black Deaf America. Chenae was born in Washington D.C., in 1991, into a hearing family and has one older sister.  Chenae’s education began, at age 13 months, in an auditory-oral program where both communication and education was a constant struggle.  A year later, after witnessing a lack of significant progress and her daily... Read More »

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Kasey Vessel

Kasey Vessel is a proud 2004 graduate of Gallaudet University in Washington DC (BA) and 2013 graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a Master of Science in Deaf Education. She hails from Louisiana where she is a a 1998 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a Deaf African-American woman, she uses American Sign Language. Kasey has... Read More »

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