Black Deaf History

The NBDA Archives Program aims to preserve and protect Black Deaf history. Black Deaf history has long been neglected. While there have been numerous books, films and articles on Deaf life, few have focused on the experiences of Black Deaf Americans. By learning more about the history and experience of Black Deaf people, all people will gain a better understanding of the diverse nature of American history. NBDA firmly believes that preservation and sharing of the Black Deaf experience both within the community and with persons of other races can only help to promote greater tolerance and understanding.

NBDA Archives Committee works in conjunction with Gallaudet University Archives Library to further develop the NBDA Archives program. NBDA is seeking a dedicated volunteer interested in organizing this committee. Contact NBDA Secretary at 

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Articles on Black Deaf History & ASL: