Deaf Culture

Timeline created by George Dumars
  • Charles Michel De L’Eppe publishes a dictionary of French sign language.

  • First public free deaf school in the U.S.is founded

    First public free deaf school now known as the American School for the Deaf in the U.S.
  • At this time over 22 Deaf schools in the U.S.had been established

  • The first college for the deaf (National Deaf-Mute College) is opened

  • The National Deaf-Mute College is renamed Gallaudet College to honor Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet