The DC Neighborhood that Shaped
Deaf Communication in America
Only one DC neighborhood can claim to be the center of Deaf Culture in America. That neighborhood is Kendall Green, the home of Gallaudet University. Over the past 150 years, Kendall Green has been a vibrant place where Deaf Culture and Deaf communication have flourished.
This website was funded by the DC Community Heritage Project--
a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington DC* and the DC Historic Preservation Office* to
for background research relating to the musical
Visible Language: Edward Gallaudet, Alexander Graham Bell, Helen Keller and the battle over deafcommunication.
*Funds for the DC Community"Funds for the DC Community Heritage Project are provided by a partnership of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office, which supports people who want to tell stories of their neighborhoods and communities by providing information, training and financial resources. This DC Community Heritage Project has been also funded in part by the US Department of the Interior, the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund grant funds, administered by the DC Historic Preservation Office and by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. This program was supported through a Historic Preservation Fund grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. Funds were used for the identification, protection, and/or rehabilitation of historic properties and cultural resources in the District of Columbia. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240."