Gallaudet University

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Controlling Our Destiny

A Board Member’s View of Deaf President Now

In March 1988, students at Gallaudet University led a successful protest to demand the selection of the university’s first deaf president. The Deaf President Now (DPN) movement was a watershed event ...

The History of Gallaudet University

150 Years of a Deaf American Institution

1st Edition

On April 8, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln and the United States Congress put into effect legislation authorizing the granting of collegiate degrees by the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of ...

The Week the World Heard Gallaudet

1st Edition

In 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs, The Week the World Heard Gallaudet depicts, day by day, the Deaf President Now! Revolution at Gallaudet University as it unfolded March 6 - 13, 1988. ...

A Fair Chance in the Race of Life

The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History

1st Edition

Despite its prominence as a world cultural center and a locus of research on deaf culture, history, education, and language for more than 150 years, Gallaudet University has only infrequently been the ...

Deaf President Now!

The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University

Deaf President Now! reveals the groundswell leading up to the history-making week in 1988 when the students at Gallaudet University seized the campus and closed it down until their demands were met. To ...