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Black #Disability History: Curtis Pride, Major League Success

Curtis John Pride (December 17, 1968 – ) In 1996, Curtis Pride became the first full-season deaf player in the modern era of Major League Baseball. That last deaf player had been Dick Sipek almost 50 years earlier. Curtis was an … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Lead On: Igniting Youth Voice, Promoting Youth Choice”

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) are hosting a Community Learning Exchange (CLE) entitled Lead On: Igniting Youth Voice, Promoting Youth Choice. The CLE is not a conference, but … Continue reading

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Charter Day – Howard University and Its Disability History

by Patrick Cokley for the Lead On Update There is a little known story concerning Frances Perkins – the first woman Cabinet member and the longest serving Secretary of Labor. She was appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and was responsible … Continue reading

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