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The NAD is excited to release the first of the new video series, Deaf History That! In this brief episode, learn what were one of our favorite pastimes. #deafhistoryTHAT #ASLstories

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A man sits at an old typewriter, the American flag is behind him. He types for a bit and then makes eye contact with the viewer.

LINSAY: 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 area of America and so forth. The papers has greatly influenced the individuals within the deaf community develop a sense of deep bond with each other.

Linsay goes back to typing.

Video cuts to same grey background with white text “This video series is made possible by the Emanuel “Manny” Golden Visual History Fund.” In smaller text on the bottom, “National Association of the Deaf © 2016 All Rights Reserved”

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