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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" ASL rendition
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired many with his words. Today, as we close Black History Month 2020, we hope to inspire even more dreams with this rendition of his “I Have a Dream” speech in American Sign Language by #GallaudetU student JC Smith. The 1963 March on Washington and Dr. King’s speech led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and forever changed the course of United States history. Dr. King’s dream was racial justice and equality. At #GallaudetU, our dream is a world where where Deaf people are seen as whole and greatly valued for their global contributions, and where the #SigningEcosystem grows and thrives. Please watch this video and dream with us! #CelebratingBlackHistoryMonth
Celebrating and preserving Black American Sign Language
ABC News’ Kyra Phillips reports on the origins of Black American Sign Language, and the movement to recognize and preserve a language born out of segregation. ABC News Live Prime, Weekdays at 7EST & 9EST WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8oQLmSM SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc
Rare Footage Shows All-Black Towns in 1920s America | NowThis
This rare footage shows what life was like in all-Black towns during the 1920s. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, this rare footage shows life in all-Black communities in the 1920s during an era of fierce racial tension. Reverend Solomon Sir Jones was the son of former slaves. He moved to Oklahoma in 1889 and became an influential Baptist minister. Jones was also an amateur filmmaker in the early days of moviemaking Over the course of 4 years, he filmed 355 minutes of footage in more than 50 all-Black communities across Oklahoma. He also documenting his trips to other states and abroad. Jones films capture vibrant Black communities thriving at a time when racist violence & segregation were prevalent in many areas nationwide. Oklahoma came to have the greatest number of all-Black communities in the 60+ years following the Civil War. In these towns, Black Americans started their own businesses, many Black doctors, lawyers, & families thrived. Some white Oklahomans tried to block or slow the growth all-Black towns by imposing ‘oaths’ that limited hiring Black laborers or refusing to rent or sell land to a Black person. In 1921, the ‘Black Wall Street’ neighborhood of Tulsa was decimated during an incident of white mob violence. Dozens of Black residents were killed & hundreds more injured in what became known as the Tulsa Massacre. For decades, the incident was barely taught, if at all, in schools. All-Black communities in the state entered a period of decline during the Great Depression. Today, Jones’ footage is considered some of the best documentation of what life was like in Black communities at the time. The films showcase unique, culturally rich towns full of communities that supported one another despite an often racist society around them. For more stories on Black History Month and world news, subscribe to NowThis News. #BlackHistoryMonth #News #NowThis #NowThisNews Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews
The Language & Life Project
What is Black American Sign Language?
Just like spoken languages, sign languages have dialect. Black ASL is the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. Largely unknown to outsiders, Black ASL has become a symbol of solidarity and a vital part of identity within the Black Deaf community. This is an excerpt from the documentary, Signing Black in America. For more about the documentary project, check out https://www.talkingblackinamerica.org For more about Black ASL, check out http://blackaslproject.gallaudet.edu/... -------------------- Want to learn more? Find out who we are: https://www.ncsu.edu/linguistics/ncllp/index.php Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCLLP Listen to our podcast: https://www.mixcloud.com/Linglab/ Watch some DVDs: https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetg/selfserve/storehome.aspx
Gallaudet Monument Letter
Video Description: Blue background. A Black Asian Samoan Deaf woman is signing. Her hair is flat on the left side with a barrett. She wears a light pink lip shirt and a black blouse. She has silver and black hoop earrings. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSJVwgwhozDBrM1phwR0u0g2yICApx0TA-66lBAfpiTCwVIHuiYzJhUThQZNgIdUvGLdUhBcQqkfRIv/pub https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSWsu8jdU1cf7jt5kUn8VhXCnhcisl3hCO4IXJC8k_ISIDrMePtHw_Yzac5-31tKebGJGlScingTYMv/pub
Honoring Andrew Foster
Honoring Andrew Foster, the first African American to get a Bachelor's Degree at the Gallaudet University in 1954. He set up 32 schools for the deaf in Africa. Because of this, he was known as the “Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet” of Africa and the “Father of Deaf Education.”
National Black Deaf Advocates
NBDA Open Letter to Gallaudet University
This is a short video message accompanying the open letter. Video transcript is available. The full text of the open letter is accessible on NBDA website at: https://www.nbda.org/news/nbda-open-letter-to-gallaudet-university-board-of-trustees-june-2020 [African American male in red button up dress shirt with unbutton collard in front of an off white colored wall, Intro text on screen: Isidore Niyongabo - NBDA President] Transcript: Hello, beloved members of our community. I wanted to make a quick summary of this short vlog accompanying our open letter written by NBDA Board of Directors based upon monitoring the ongoing circumstances at Gallaudet University in addition to the concerns raised by Gallaudet students, staff, faculty, and some alumni members. For that reason, we feel it important for Gallaudet University Board of Trustees to take an immediate action to support our community and create a safe space. We understand that this vlog is not yet available for transcript from ASL but it will be made available soon (now available). The written text is clearly and fully owned by NBDA Board. Please do not accuse or take any type of retaliation against Gallaudet students, staff, faculty, or any alumni member for this full accountability as a result of this open letter. Any questions or concerns can be brought up to NBDA Board's attention. It is our hope that the Members of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees take action within the next 24-48 hours. Because honestly, enough is enough. We can't continue sit and watch our community continue to create diversions and hostile environment. We need a leadership that creates full inclusion for every member of our diverse communities. Thank you for reading and support this open letter.
The White System
The white system is being colonized through your mind and soul. It’s impossible to decolonized that. You can argue with various reason but there is not really any up to debate. The white system have been assigned to be part of your life and they are the ownership for the rest of your life. The screen appear and show the white system with engine again. Many of you wonder how did it started? Start with your ancestors… It came from the longest line that started the White system when they formed America. The ancestors had their different vision than today. They wanted us to feel proud to be American. So, the white system were built from there. It has been programmed to bring in the idea from the white people and reject all diversity people including people of color and another minorities. The white system expected that our society to follow the standard rules and law that’s including 3 branches- Judicial, Executive, and Legislative. It is all running based on the white men’s perspective. This society is expected to adapt to that and follow that. So, we have been living up to it and even born with it. First one is the police. White system have installed the police. They are designed for your safety. Second is the confederate flag. It’s your comfortable zone. Third is white privilege. You don’t have any struggles as white person. Four is in this society, as proudly American, You’ve always been pledged to support U.S.A. Five is your President Donald Trump. He has met all criteria requirement of the white privilege. He is sitting on the top privilege of all! He is a white, rich, male, straight and met all the criteria. Now, you have seen all of 5 stuff in that area under white system’s function from top to bottom. Let’s take a scoop and Some of you wonder how does that White system can suppress against anyone in action? Need proof for it? I have an example for that. For police, they would attack you as in police brutality way. The police is mainly targeting against the Black people and sending them off to the jail/prison with any remorse. For confederate flag, they would attack you by displaying their flag at where to provoking you. They have been put many different statue to display and put different fear toward you just to remind you that all people who participated the confederate war were the slave owners. They are trying to keep intimidate toward the Black people. For white privilege, they would attack you with their ignorant. A lot of families couldn’t able to be open mind. They would just suppressing you and expecting you to follow the society way therefore, the white system told you to do. For USA pledge, they Ould attack you with force everyone to do the us pledge. For President Trump, they would attacking you with a lot of his ignorant comment just to degrading you. He would force everyone to abide the white system practices. So, a lot of Black people are totally frustrated with the white system as they keep surprising toward them all the time. They have been picking up on with all of them and even targeting them all the time. A lot of them are super angry and fed up with the white system. (The video showed the nuke explosive as example of how Black people feel.) Too many discrimination and oppression by the white system, so we come up with. Just to call an action to against all of them including 5 of them. I will show you an example. 1.) Black Lives Matter protest against the police and their police brutality. 2.) Take down Statue/banning the confederate flag to protest against the confederate flag. 3.) Call out them to check their privilege to protest against ignorant who enable to that. 4.) Kneel down to protest against US pledge for forcing and others. 5.) Impeachment to protest against President Trump. They were call to an action. Its create the white fragility. Now, imagine this.. If everyone is kneel down which nobody want to do US pledge anymore, if all white people start to unpacking themselves and realized that they all are racist and stop the practice of white system, if we would just do banned all confederate flag and take down all statue, We all need go to VOTE on Nov this year, So, we need to defund the police AND dismantle them as well as the fund can goes to different services to support. it would breach the white system. As white system doesn’t have anything left in it. All of your comfortable zone is gone! Accept the white fragility. The white system will be defeated and begone. Now, what next? We will figure out what goes next. So, you get some idea how to end the racism practices. So, the real question is… Are we all ready to accept give away and resign the white privilege? By any means, abandon your comfortable zone for good. Abandon your old thinking which isn’t easy, right? So, you don’t want to do that? Therefore, the white system shall resume because you’re not willing to. So, I rest my case.
Deaf Filmmaker Paves the Way During Black History Month
The Black Deaf community is coming into the spotlight with movies such as Jade Bryan's "The Shattered Mind." In honor of Black History month we wanted to tell you about this inspirational woman and the work she's doing to bring her community recognition. Let's Connect: Website: http://www.WatchDHN.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WatchDHN Twitter: @DHN_News Instagram: @DHNnews
The Glenn Anderson Story (with captions)
Glenn Anderson the first deaf black man to receive his PhD in the United States. This video is captioned as many of you have been waiting. I'm sorry it has taken so long to get this version out. I hope you enjoy this fabulous story and stay tuned for more of his story...
Black Deaf History – Southern School for the Deaf
The Southern School for the Deaf, or SSD as it is known to its Black Deaf alumni, was the last segregated Deaf school in America to close in 1978. We visited the campus with four SSD graduates as they remember their time at school. [Captions available.] #BlackHistoryMonth
The Language & Life Project
The History of Black Deaf Schools
Black American Sign Language (ASL) experts briefly discuss the landscape of Black Deaf Schools following the Civil War in an excerpt from the documentary, Signing Black in America. For more about the documentary project, check out https://www.talkingblackinamerica.org For more about Black ASL, check out http://blackaslproject.gallaudet.edu/BlackASLProject/Welcome.html -------------------- Want to learn more? Find out who we are: https://www.ncsu.edu/linguistics/ncllp/index.php Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCLLP Listen to our podcast: https://www.mixcloud.com/Linglab/ Watch some DVDs: https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetg/selfserve/storehome.aspx
"What is Racism?" in ASL
This video provides captions in English. This video is primarily created for a Black student in a deaf high school who did not understand what racism is. Black Deaf people were asked to elaborate on what racism is, to share their experiences about racism, and to advise what to do when they see the actions of racism. The purpose of this video is to teach this Black student and other students about racism. The transcript is available.
Described and Captioned Media Program
CLASS OF '52
As the time of segregation came to an end in the 1950s, children who were African American had to fight for their civil rights alongside adults. Students who were both deaf and African American during this time faced even more significant challenges. Provides an overview of the integration that took place during this decade at the Kendall School, which is now a day school affiliated with Gallaudet University, as well as a background of the students and adults involved. (Captioning provided by Gallaudet University.)
Black, Deaf & Female
Abstract/Description A Black Deaf woman describes her family history and experiences as a Black Deaf female. She includes her opinions about ASL, being involved in Deaf rights, and education. Speaker Gender Female Speaker Age Adult Speaker Race Black or African American Signed Language ASL Pace Slow Fingerspelling Pace Slow Classifiers Extent Minimal Use of Space Extent Moderate Use of Space Characterization Comparative Type of Text Narrative Register Informal
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes
#DeafSuccess: Tara Miles, Educator - Performer - Professor
Cultural competency is important to #DeafSuccess. Understanding the diverse cultures and backgrounds of deaf individuals help increase opportunities for deaf people. National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc. (NBDA) is a valuable organization that advocates for thousands of black deaf people in the U.S., check them out!
SoCal Stories - Isidore Niyongabo
Born and raised in Burundi, Isidore Niyongabo escaped the country’s genocide. If his father had waited just a month longer to send him to a Deaf school, Isidore believes he would not be alive today. Today, Isidore is the Human Resources Manager at Convo. When he is not working, he is involved with his non-profit organization to improve the quality of life for deaf youth globally. His story is a part of #OurDeafCommunity.