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Black History Month ASL Performance (1996)

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  •  ASL presentation on famous African-American inventors 
  •  George Franklin Grant, inventor of the golf tee 
  •  William B. Purvis, inventor of the fountain pen 
  •  Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic light 
  •  George T. Sampson, inventor of the clothes dryer 
  •  Hip-hop dance featuring TSD students 
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This 1996 home movie captures a live ASL (American Sign Language) performance at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. In honor of Black History Month, students present stories about famous African-American inventors and their groundbreaking inventions (including the golf tee, fountain pen, traffic light, and clothes dryer). The footage ends with students performing a hip-hop dance routine on stage.
Located in Austin, the Texas School for the Deaf is both a statewide and national leader in deaf education. The school first opened its doors in 1857 with only four male students. In 2009, the school housed over 500 students on campus, with many others in summer and short programs. TSD also offers outreach programs to families of students with hearing disabilities outside the Austin area.