Detroit's Deaf Heritage

Detroit's Deaf Heritage

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Through vintage photographs of successful organizations, Detroit's Deaf Heritage illustrates the evolution of the deaf community and its prominent leaders.


Detroit, the Motor City, welcomed many newcomers to work and interact in the deaf community in the early 20th century. The booming job market attracted Benjamin and Ralph Beaver, deaf brothers from Iuka, Illinois, who helped form the Detroit Association of the Deaf (DAD) Club--celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Others included the Wahowiak family, who ran a shoe repair business in Upper Michigan for two deaf generations; Arlyn Meyerson, a deaf restaurateur for 55 years; Glenn Stewart, the first black deaf man graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology; and Dudley Cutshaw, a longtime deaf local leader. In addition, Grand Rapids, Flint, and Upper Michigan each contributed to this great deaf heritage by affiliating with Detroit's deaf community.



Author: Brockway Kathleen, Detroit Association of the Deaf
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 06/20/2016
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.50w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781467116015