I fill this small space: the writings of a Deaf activist

Autor/a: NEWMAN, Lawrence; KARS, David (ed.)
Año: 2009
Editorial: Wasington DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2009
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 9781563684579
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Historia, Arte y Cultura


Lawrence Newman became deaf at the age of five in 1930, and saw his father fight back tears knowing that his son would never hear again. The next time he saw his father cry was in 1978, when Newman received an honorary doctorate from Gallaudet University, his alma mater. Newman was recognized for his achievements as a life-long advocate for deaf education, including receiving California’s Teacher of the Year award in 1968. Perhaps his greatest influence, however, stemmed from his many articles and columns that appeared in various publications, the best of which are featured in I Fill This Small Space: The Writings of a Deaf Activist. Editor David Kurs has organized Newman’s writings around his passions — deaf education, communication and language, miscellaneous columns and poems on Deaf life, and humorous insights on his activism.