Life and Career of I. King Jordan

Mr. Jordan is the president of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The 124 year old university is the only liberal arts… read more

Mr. Jordan is the president of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The 124 year old university is the only liberal arts institution in the nation for deaf students. Mr. Jordan made national headlines when, at 47, he became the first deaf president of the school. Gallaudet’s board had appointed a president who was not deaf and did not know sign language. The faculty and students, upset by the decision, essentially shut down the university until Mr. Jordan, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the position. Mr. Jordan said that he has become a spokesman for the hearing impaired, as well as an educator. He considers it his responsibility to stay at the center of the American consciousness. The interview was sign interpreted. close

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Life and Career of I. King Jordan

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15516-1
Category:
American Profile
Format:
American Profile Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 1, 1991
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 1991

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  • Jan 01, 1991 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 1991 | 3:37pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 1991 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 02, 1991 | 1:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 05, 1991 | 8:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
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