Black Deaf Americans: Resources

Resources, links, and books on Deaf African-American people.

Black Deaf Center.


National Black Deaf Advocates.


"Black Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History" by Benro Ogunyipe, former National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) President 2011-2013.


Black and Deaf in America, Are We That Different? (1983) by Dr. Ernest Hairston & Linwood Smith.

Black Deaf Students: A Model for Educational Success (2007) by Carolyn E. Williamson.

The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure (2011) by Carolyn McCaskill, et al. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Roar of Silence: The Kenny Walker Story (1998) by Bob Shaller.

Significant Gestures: A History of American Sign Language (2006) by John Tabak. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South (1999) by Mary Herring Wright.

Still I Rise: The Enduring Legacy of Black Deaf Arkansans Before & After Integration (2006) by Dr. Glenn B. Anderson.