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 Secretary@nbda.org.
- History of National Black Deaf Advocates
- History of NBDA Executive Board
- NBDA National & Regional Conferences History (Wikipedia)
- Past Miss Black Deaf America Titleholders
- Former Collegiate Black Deaf Leadership Institute Participants
- Former Youth Empowerment Summit Participants & Peer Advisors
Articles on Black Deaf History & ASL:
- Check Out Black ASL: Yes, Even Sign Language Have Dialects – Fusion 2/27/14
- Black Deaf History Through the Lens of Black Deaf Culture – Described & Captioned Media Program 2/5/14
- Sign language that African Americans use is different from that of whites – Washington Post 9/27/12
- 30 Years of NBDA History: The People, The Leadership, and The Movement (2012)