Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917) Edward Miner Gallaudet was born on February, 5, 1837 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was the youngest of eight children to Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Sophia Fowler. Edward and his family are known for their efforts in the education for the deaf in the United States. In some cases their efforts were seen as actions of lunatics because popular belief was that all deaf people could never be as smart as hearing people.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was born on December 10, 1787 and died on September 10, 1851. Gallaudet was and still is known as a renowned educator of the deaf community in America. One of his biggest accomplishments was his formation of the first American institution for the education of deaf people in America. He was a cofounder of this school along with Laurent Clerc and Mason Cogswell. The school was formed in Hartford Connecticut on April 15, 1817.
As the next day came, the streets of Washington were crowded with many protesters. As they marched up to the White House the President and many Congressmen were waiting for them. There was police officers and an audience that were put on hold for Martin Luther King Jr. to give his speech to all of the people
At night when everybody was marching or in the streets taking a break, police officers would come, shoot the lights out in the street so no marchers could see them. The police officers then beat them. Sometimes, the marchers would go in corn fields to get sleep instead of walking all night or sleeping on the streets. Cops and police
Many were arrested that night. On May 3, 1,000 Ohio National Guardsmen occupied the campus. Governor Rhodes held a press conference that provoked many protesters, calling them “un-american, revolutionaries set on destroying higher education in Ohio”. On May 4, General Robert Canterbury wanted to ban the afternoon protesting rally because he believed that the tension and violence from previous days would rise. However, the plan failed to as soon as the rally took action.
This resulted in the 4 students protesting and sitting at the lunch counter until they were served which turned out to be a little over 5 months. Once other people found out about this many other african americans and even some whites joined. Eventually they had to serve them because it was slowing down their business and they were losing a huge amount of money. The african americans were able to get served and broke some of the segregation laws in other restaurants, stores, etc. Although they ended up getting what they wanted there were some problems that they faced.
Learning that people had to protest to get fair representation in the 1980’s seems crazy to me. My first thought was, how could any hearing person ever represent the needs and feelings of the deaf community? Though I understand many people grow up in the deaf community and are hearing, that does not award them the right to understand the struggle of the deaf community or what it’s like actually being deaf. I’m glad to know that every Gallaudet president since the protest has been a deaf president. I’m also very glad I watched this movie, as I feel the history of deaf culture is one few hearing people know, but I think everyone should understand more about a community that lives among hearing people every day, and does not receive its deserve
Today, Gallaudet University is pretty well known around the United States, but it didn 't start out that way. It all began in 1856 when Amos Kendall became the guardian of some blind and deaf children who were not properly cared for. He set up a school and house for them, and then Edward Gallaudet took on from there as the school superintendent.
173 &174). Few examples of an epics are, “The Week the World Heard Gallaudet” was one of the most significant historical events within Deaf Culture. All presidents have been hearing since Gallaudet University opened its doors in 1864. The students wanted to change, they wanted a deaf president (pg. 169). Three qualified candidates considered for presidency of Gallaudet; 2 Deaf, 1 Hearing.
She states that students are committed to eliminating problems in society by standing up, which takes a lot of strength (Cutterham 2). There were also protests against Condoleezza Rice speaking at Rutgers University because students disagreed with her views. Cutterham also uses the example of O’Neil’s Spectator article. He states that universities should share the goal of protestors: to create an environment where no one feels threatened or belittled. He also includes the example of how student’s protests led to “the temporary disbandment of the London School of Economics’ rugby club” (3) when the club had
Protesters were furious and wanted to burn down the trains. This strike caused the Pullman Company to protect their train cars with guns. Eventually, the federal government was called to end the strike. Not only did industrial workers respond by uniting together for the Pullman Strike, but the industrial workers also went on strike at the Haymarket Square Riot. The Haymarket Square Riot took place in Chicago in 1884.