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Deaf presenters lay groundwork for understanding the history of the American Deaf community through telling the story of how American Sign Language was developed and discussing the importance of a shared language, experiences and values. Host: Freda Norman. Also featured (in order of appearance): Ben Bahan, Ella Mae Lentz, Jack Gannon, Byron Benton Burnes, Julian “Buddy” Singleton and Harry Jacobs. Produced by: San Francisco Public Library and D.E.A.F. Media, Inc. Funded by: National Endowment for the Humanities, San Francisco Foundation, California Broadcasting Commission, California Council for the Humanities, Sony Broadcast and Positive Video. Learn more about Deaf Culture at www.SFPL.org/DeafServices
Sfpl San francisco public library San francisco Sfpl.org Ben Bahan Ella Mae Lentz Jack Gannon Byron Benton Burnes Julian “Buddy” Singleton Harry Jacobs Freda Norman