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Rebecca Torres

on 19 September 2012

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March 1988 Deaf President Now Supporters of DPN believed it was time for a deaf person to run the worlds only deaf University Galludet University
School for the deaf
124 years of have a hearing president and board of trustees DPN http://sammreddick.webs.com/tue-h-dpn-poster-sign-strike.JPG day 1 press release saying Elisabeth Zinser had been elected for president over deaf candidate, I. King Jordan march 6th angry students flood the street Gary Olsen, NAD presdient "March to the Mayflower!" by midnight the marchers had made it to the Whitehouse Day 2
March 7th the demands 1. Zinser must resign and be replaced with a deaf president
2. Spillman must resign from Board
3. At least 51% of board members must be deaf
4.There must be no reprisals against any of the protestors http://www.flickr.com/photos/rllayman/141240302/ http://www.gallaudet.edu/Images/Institutional_Advancement/PR/DPN/Chun/demandsc-v-bw.JPG board rejects the demands, Harvey Goodstein takes the stage; march to the capital! http://www.gallaudet.edu/Images/Institutional_Advancement/PR/DPN/vidstills/MAR7/HARVEY2.JPG day 5
march 10th I. King Jordan retracted his support for Zinser
raised support for the protest Elisabeth Zinser resigned the same night day 3
March 8th Protest leaders chosen http://www.joeybaer.com/2008/wecan.jpg Bridgetta Bourne http://www.gallaudet.edu/Images/Institutional_Advancement/PR/DPN/Leaders/covell-tall3.JPG Jerry Covell Greg Hlibok http://www.gallaudet.edu/Images/Institutional_Advancement/PR/DPN/graphics/buttons/hlibok-75.gif Tim Rarus http://www.gallaudet.edu/Images/Institutional_Advancement/PR/DPN/Leaders/rarus-v-150.JPG http://www.gallaudet.edu/Images/Institutional_Advancement/PR/DPN/vidstills/MAR7/SIGN2.JPG day 8
march 13th
the last day! Last press conference held
Spillman resigned
a task force to determine the best way to achieve the 51%
no reprisals!
Dr. I. King Jordan becomes the first deaf president of Galludet University http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Ridor/post-h-biggroup-celeb.jpg "The problem is not that the students do not hear. The problem is that the hearing world does not listen"
-Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Student Body Government president Students spiritual leader Student Body Government President before Hlibok works cited "Deaf President Now (DPN)." Deaf President Now (DPN). N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2012. <http://www.start-american-sign-language.com/deaf-president-now.html>. "Deaf President Now Protest - Gallaudet University." Deaf President Now Protest - Gallaudet University. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2012. <http://www.gallaudet.edu/gallaudet_university/about_gallaudet/dpn_home.html>.

"Deaf President Now." If My Hands Could Speak... N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2012. <http://ifmyhandscouldspeak.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/deaf-president-now/>. Rebecca Torres
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