Free public school for the deaf funded by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet in Hartford, Conn.

The Reverend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (10th December, 1787 - 10th September, 1851) established the first free school for the deaf in North America in 1817. 'The American School for the Deaf', as it was to become known, was inspired by Gallaudet's interactions with a neighbour's deaf daughter,. . .

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