Fighting in the Shadows: An Evening with Harry Lang

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Show Begins: 7:00 PM
Price: $5.00
Location: Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610

Please join Writers & Books for what promises to be a fascinating evening. In his latest book Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War, author Harry Lang writes about the important role the deaf community played in the growth and reveals the stories of both ordinary and extraordinary deaf soldiers and civilians who lived during this transformative period in American history.

This evening, Lang will share those stories gathered from soldiers and artists, clerks and cooks with you and reveal a new perspective on the Civil War. Do not miss this incredible opportunity to experience these powerful and important stories! This event is brought to you in part by a grant from NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus.

An ASL interpreter will be present at the event.

About Harry Lang:

Dr. Harry Lang attended the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, earned a BS in Physics from Bethany College, a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in Education from the University of Rochester. Lang has taught at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) since 1969, first in the Physics Department, and later as a faculty member in the Master of Science Program in Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

He is also a prolific author, including Edmund Booth: A Deaf Pioneer, Teaching from the Heart and Soul: The Robert F. Panara Story, and Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary (co-authored with Bonnie Meath-Lang). The dictionary includes 150 biographies of deaf scientists, artists, engineers, actors, writers, poets, and other professionals. In 2006, Lang was awarded the Rochester Institute of Technology Trustees Scholarship Award in recognition of establishing an outstanding record of academic scholarship.

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