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History Matters Workshop

In October 1, 2010, MNCDHH sponsored a “History Matters” Workshop, where 3 distinguished deaf advocates that have ties to Minnesota shared their stories.  

This workshop was held at the Depot Renaissance Hotel in Minneapolis as part of a joint celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (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 share their connections to Minnesota and their inspirational stories; from where they went to school to their great accomplishments in their careers, as well as their contributions to the betterment of Minnesota through advocacy. 

Produced by St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) and remastered by ZenMation for the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH).

History Matters Workshop (Part 1)
Includes remarks by Teika Pakalns and a presentation by Marian Rengel from the Minnesota Digital Library.
History Matters Workshop (Part 2)
Includes remarks by Doug Bahl and Teika Pakalns as well as stories shared by Gerald "Bummy" Burstein, Melvin "Mel" Carter, and Frank Turk.
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