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National Deaf History Month

April 1, 2025 All day

National Deaf History Month is celebrated from March 13th through April 15th to commemorate the achievements of people who are deaf and hard of hearing. The time frame is spread across March and April in recognition of three turning points in deaf education history dating back to the early 1800s. On April 15th, 1817, America’s first public school for the deaf was opened. On April 8th, 1864, Gallaudet University — the world’s first institution dedicated to advanced education for the deaf and hard of hearing — was officially founded. More than 100 years later, on March 13th, 1988, Gallaudet hired its first deaf president in response to its students’ Deaf President Now movement. Visit the National Association of the Deaf website at https://www.nad.org/ to learn more about the organization’s efforts in advocating on behalf of the deaf and hard of hearing community