believe very strongly that this is a very important event in
our history. This history should be made part of all Deaf studies.
This Deaf history should be taught in all schools for the deaf.
Not just schools for the deaf but all mainstream programs too,
from kindergarten up to graduate programs at colleges and universities.
Not only that, it should be part of adult education programs
because many Deaf adults need that too."
Dr. Allen Sussman
Retired Gallaudet University professor
"Why does America
celebrate July 4th? Independence Day, the day when Americans succeeded
in their dream for freedom from the British oppressors. Our own
independence day is represented by DPN, the day that we got our
freedom from the Gallaudet oppressors. DPN reminds us where we
came from, it reminds us we can make a change, it reminds us that
we can dream and make our dreams come true."
DPN student leader
many things but most importantly it affected the self-esteem of
Deaf people and the ability for us to decide our destinies. After
DPN you saw Deaf people rising in their jobs and given new opportunities."
Chairman, Gallaudet Board
"DPN was perhaps
the most significant historical event of our time. As an event
that changed our history, it remains unique. . . . We now have
a generation of Deaf people who have no firsthand memory of DPN.
This underscores the importance of maintaining our history, keeping
it fresh and vivid, teaching, celebrating, and sharing it."
Publisher, Deaf Life Magazine
The Deaf President Now
(DPN) movement captured the world's attention and forever changed
how the hearing world perceives Deaf people. Now, you too can
be part of history as Dr. Ramos brings you into the students'
world and lets you experience their struggles, heartaches, personal
sacrifices, and thrill of victory. This is truly an inspirational
book that will inspire hearing and Deaf people alike.