Frenchman Laurent Clerc was America's first deaf teacher. Thomas Gallaudet and he helped found America's first school for the deaf, American School for the Deaf (ASD), in Hartford, Connecticut.
Canlas, Loida. "Laurent Clerc". http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/Literacy/MSSDLRC/clerc/index.html
Carroll, Cathryn and Harlan Lane. Laurent Clerc: The Story of His Early Years. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 1991.
Golladay, Loy. "Laurent Clerc: America's Pioneer Deaf Teacher." The Deaf American. March 1980, pp 3-6.
Lane, Harlan. When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf. New York: Random House, 1984.
Laurent Clerc's short bio.
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