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American School for the Deaf


The American School for the Deaf is the oldest permanent school for the deaf in the United States. It was founded April 15, 1817 in Hartford, Connecticut by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc and became a state-supported school later that year.

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Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

The American School for the Deaf is founded in Hartford, Connecticut. 1832 The Perkins School for the Blind is founded in Boston , Massachusetts. 1864 Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind is founded in Washington, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 5: Language by Michael Montgomery, Ellen Johnson

While the American School for the Deaf was established in 1817 for white children, no attempt was made to provide for black deaf children until the 1850s. Following the Civil War, some states ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators (1997)

by Frederik Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles, John G. Ramsay

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet founded the first American school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. 394 Appendix E 1819 Dartmouth College v. Woodward decision affirmed Appendix E: IMPORTANT DATES IN AMERICAN EDUCATION.

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