History of ASL

Events

The Life of Abbe Charles Michel de L’Epee

1760 - 1800

Oralist-Manual Fued

1778 - 1815

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

1800 - 1815

American Sign Language

1815 - 1820

Schools

1840 - 1872

The Oralist Comeback

1880 - 1892

Turn of the Century

1894 - 1901

Integration of Sign

1914 - 1945

ASL and the 60s

1960 - 1964

Well Deserved Recognition

1964 - 1975

Two Years of Firsts

1986 - 1987

Deaf President Now

1988 - 1989

Deaf Miss America

1995