W&B and RIT/NTID present author Harry Lang
Harry Lang author of Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War at Rochester Academy of Medicine this September
Rochester NY: Writers & Books, in conjunction with Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and the Theater Development Fund, presents “An Evening with Harry Lang”, author of Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm at the Rochester Academy of Medicine (1441 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610). A Q & A and book signing will follow. The event is $5 and tickets can be bought in advance over the phone at 585.473.2590 ext 107 or online at wab.org. This event will be ASL interpreted.
Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War shares the stories of deaf soldiers, nurses, food suppliers, journalists, and artists involved in the Civil War. The book also details the discrimination deaf soldiers and civilians faced during their involvement in the war effort.
Lang has written numerous books about deaf history and culture, including a dictionary of influential deaf artists and scientists.
“The American Civil War has been viewed through countless lenses over the last 150-plus years. Lang’s view, through the diverse experiences of deaf men and women who lived it, is a revelation. The individual stories of those on both sides of the conflict, who stepped out of the acoustic shadows to stand up for their beliefs, inspire and raise awareness of the contributions of deaf people in our society.”
—Ronald S. Coddington, editor and publisher of Military Images magazine and co-author of Faces of the Civil War Navies: An Album of Union and Confederate Sailors
More event info can be found here.
More 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 RIT/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.