Laurent Clerc

Laurent Clerc

This is a historical documentary about a remarkable deaf man who brought sign language to America from France in 1815. He is known as "Father of the Deaf" for many reasons. He helped create sign language, and established the first permanent school for the deaf in America. He became the first deaf person ever to appear before Congress and the President of the United States. Clerc struggled courageously to break through the barriers of silence and to create his own deaf society and culture where none had existed prior to his arrival. This is a story of how Clerc worked hard to give deaf people the education they so desperately needed, and to tell the hearing world all the possibilities for deaf people. Finally, this story is an inspiration to all deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people everywhere.

LAURENT CLERC, 1785 - 1869, IS A FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE FIRST AND BEST KNOWN DEAF TEACHER, FRENCH-BORN LAURENT CLERC. IT IS A STORY OF HOW CLERC CAME TO AMERICA WITH THOMAS GALLAUDET AND STARTED THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.

Includes voiceover, sign language & subtitles.

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