Gannon to Present on WFD Book in Baltimore

Renowned author Jack R. Gannon will give a presentation about his new book, “World Federation of the Deaf: A History,” on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Central Library – Wheeler Auditorium in Baltimore, MD. This book is the first ever detailing the first 50 years of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD).

The event, “Maryland Legacy: A Celebration of Deaf Education and Sign Language” is presented by the Pratt Library and the Maryland Division of Library Development and Services in observance of Deaf History Month. Guest speakers will include: Molly Raphael, President, American Library Association; Chad Baker, Director, Maryland School for the Deaf Museum; and Gannon. There will be a special tribute to Abbé Charles Michel de l’Épée, founder of the first school for the deaf in the world and the inventor of sign language, on the 300th anniversary of his birth.

This event is presented in partnership with the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Maryland School for the Deaf, the Maryland Association of the Deaf, and the National Association of the Deaf. The free cultural and educational programs at Pratt libraries are made possible by the generous support of donors to the Enoch Pratt Free Library ( Much thanks and appreciation go to Alice Hagemeyer and Alec McFarlane for arranging this event with the various organizations and libraries.

Come on March 31st and meet Jack Gannon the author, and get your signed copy of this historic book!

Central Library – Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD
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