Thornburgh Family Lecture 2008: I. King Jordan


Presented by: I. King Jordan

I. King Jordan was the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university with all programs and services designed specifically for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Jordan's historic presidency came after a student-led protest in 1988 that today is called Deaf President Now (DPN). DPN was a turning point in the lives of deaf people worldwide, and Jordan's term as president was a beacon of self-determination and empowerment for deaf and hard-of-hearing people everywhere.