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History Matters Workshop

The stories of 3 distinguished deaf advocates with ties to Minnesota were recorded during the "History Matters" Workshop that MNCDHH sponsored on October 1, 2010.
This workshop was held at the Depot Renaissance Hotel in Minneapolis as part of a joint celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH), the 30th Anniversary of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD), and the 125th Anniversary of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC).
In these interviews, you will see Gerald Bummy Burstein, Melvin Mel Carter and Frank Turk talk about their life experiences, including where they went to school, what they did for work and other funny and serious experiences that they have had as deaf people in Minnesota. You will also see them discuss the work that they have done to advocate for the community in Minnesota.
Produced by St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) and remastered by ZenMation for the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH). 

Interview videos & transcripts 

This video collection is made accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), open captions, voiceovers, and Microsoft Word transcripts of audio content with video descriptions included. The transcripts also include interview & translation notes (with additional information & corrections).
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