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Deaf History That: Little Paper Family

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Reading newspapers is one of the pastimes that deaf people loved to do. The first official publication from the deaf community was the American Annals for the Deaf that was widely circulated. Deaf people could follow what was happening in deaf communities across the nation. Eventually, different schools for the deaf would start their own paper. These papers shared opinions, discussions, and stories. That prompted many deaf people living in different areas to develop a sense of mutual cooperation, which led up to the establishment of the National Association of the Deaf. These papers included entertaining stories, articles that started discussions on the issues that affected the schools of thought of the day, poems, and general news. A deaf person in one place probably would read about the person they were familiar with in other areas of America, and so forth. The papers have greatly influenced the individuals within the deaf community and promoted a sense of deep bonding with each other. Accessibility provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

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The first official publication from the deaf community was the “American Annals of the Deaf.” First published in 1847, it is the oldest and most widely read English-language journal dealing with deafness. Eventually, different schools for the deaf would start their own paper. These papers included entertaining stories, articles on education, poems, and general news. Part of the “Deaf History That” series.

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