On Sunday March 6, 1988 the Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University released the next president via press release. This vote presidency was important because it was the first time there had been 2 deaf candidates. By this time the school had been around for 124 years and never had a deaf president. When the sole hearing candidate was chosen by the board the deaf community was outraged and confused. Since the Board decided not to announce the decision in front of the student body at the campus, many deaf people decide to march from Florida Avenue to the Mayflower Hotel, a few blocks away. When the crowd got to the hotel chaos broke loose and ultimately caused tensions to grow even greater. The next Monday is when the real protest started, …show more content…
After a meeting with the Board and Protestors, no resolution was in sight and many protestors marched to the Capitol spontaneously. The three demands were that Elizabeth Zinser must resign and a deaf president put in her place, Jane Spilman must step down from The Board of Trustees chairperson, deaf people must make up of 51% on the Board of Trustees and there would be no repercussions on any person involved in the protest. On Tuesday people were allowed on the campus and free to do what they wanted, but rallies were held all day long. During Day 3 many local and national news outlet got wind of the protest, rallies were held all day and media flooded to the …show more content…
If it were my school and my community, I would have done the same thing. I would not want somebody who knows nothing about my language or culture running my school. I find it completely offensive that they did think a deaf person could run a school. It said in the article that over 100 people had graduated from Gallaudet with a Doctorate’s degree, this shows that these people were not stupid. They are capable of anything hearing people
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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. The next year, Congress permitted the school to start.
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
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, one of the many people who made it possible for deaf Americans to learn, as co-founder of the American School for the Deaf. Thomas was born in 1787 and was the eldest of the Gallaudet children. He went on to study at Yale, and then became a minister. While visiting his family in Hartford, Connecticut, he noticed that his siblings weren 't playing with one girl. He went outside and discovered that she was deaf, he then pointed to his hat and wrote out H.A.T. in the dirt.
Though, the Yakima Valley benefit from the medical school tremendously creating untouchable jobs, there was an incident where the school denied a man from attending the medical school because he was deaf. In the article, "Deaf man sues PNWU for pulling His Acceptance" by Ted Skroback explains how the deaf student plans on suing the university. Zach Featherson 's dream is to help deaf medical students. Featherson said, " I am the same person they admitted-I want to begin my education, become a top-notch doctor, and serve the deaf community. There are hundreds of deaf medical professionals all over the country over a hundred deaf doctors, who all made it through their programs and are serving patients without incident.
What Happened in the Charlottesville Protest? On August 2017 a protest occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. The protest occurred a few days before school started. Teachers were interviewed if they thought that they should bring the events that happened in Charlottesville into their school curriculum or not.
Women’s Suffrage: did or did it not change in America? Alice Paul, a young women fighting for rights, went on a hunger strike in prison to stand up for what she believed in. Paul and other suffragists were arrested and sent to Occoquan Workhouse, in Virginia. These women were fighting for their rights to vote, to be as equal as men.
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 story made it to the New York Times, and a petition has even been created that has now reached over 3,000 signatures. As much as I would appreciate a change in what is happening, it will be very difficult to sway the Department of Education. However, the intent was for a positive impact on the school
This essay, "Cry 'Havoc '" described the relationship between riots that occured in ancient Rome and the ones that happen today. The narratives in which these riots were told were successfully mentioned as well. Simmilaries and differences were distinguished for the causes of the riots from ancient Rome and today. Riots that occured in Rome, London, and Baltimore are the ones mentioned the most. Simmilarities consisited of rising prices of homes, political tensions, or the damage of public and private property.
How was your view different from what you expected? My view while watching the documentary was what I had expected it to be. I found that I actually already knew a lot of the information discussed in the film, not a lot was new. I still found myself “rooting” for the deaf community.
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
The Deaf President Now movement was one of the best things that happened to University, the movement helped the school and the students get a deaf president to lead them. The school has never had a deaf president ever since its been opened. The students of the university wanted a deaf president to lead them so bad they shut down the school until they could get a deaf president. Gallaudet University was the school where all the deaf students went, it was hard for a hard of hearing student to attend a hearing school. The deaf president now was the biggest thing for the deaf and still is unto this day.
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