SCAVENGER HUNT WEEK FIVE #DHM17 - Hearing and Speech Agency


Every year Deaf History Month is celebrated from March 13 to April 15 to commemorate landmark events in Deaf history. On March 13, 1988, the Deaf President Now movement succeeded, placing I. King Jordan as the first Deaf president of Gallaudet University. On April 8, 1864, President Lincoln signed the charter for the first college for the deaf, which later was renamed Gallaudet University: this day is known as Gallaudet Charter Day. On April 15, 1817, the American School for the Deaf opened its doors, marking the first public school for the deaf in American history.

To celebrate Deaf History Month, HASA is launching a month-long scavenger hunt challenge! Just check in on our blog and social media every week for the next installment. Don’t forget to share your achievement with us using the hashtag #DHM17 on social media! AND IT'S THE LAST WEEK, SO NOW'S THE TIME TO CATCH UP!

For the week of April 9: SHARE A DEAF HISTORY FACT!

You may have seen our daily facts up on social media, including this blog post's cover photo. We've highlighted important events, figures, legislation, and historical sites for the past few weeks and now it's your turn! Go back and share one on your timeline with the hashtag #DHM17, or if you see one you particularly like this week go ahead and share that one too! If you've already done it, great! If not, it's time to get moving. Do you have a new or interesting fact you haven't seen yet? We'd love for you to tell us. Just post on social media with the hashtag #DHM17 or email it to us at for us to post. 

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