button, Gallaudet University

Description (Brief)
Gallaudet University was founded in Washington D.C. in 1864 with the purpose of providing secondary education for students who were deaf or hard of hearing. In 1988, after intense advocacy and demonstrations by students on his behalf, I. King Jordan became the first president of Gallaudet University who was deaf or hard of hearing.
Currently not on view
Object Name
disability awareness
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 7.3025 cm x .635 cm
overall: 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in; .635 cm x 7.3025 cm x 7.3025 cm
Associated Place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund through Pat Wright

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