NAD – raise from its long lethargy…doing something worth while
George W. Veditz has been on my mind lately – since he had is 150th birthday.
Don’t know who George is – well, booo. The more i learn the more im in awe.
And awww – the bestest KC sent me a poem she stumbled upon the other day by one of our dearest Agatha Tiegel Hanson (first woman to graduate from Gallaudet – see her pow pow address of “The Intellect of Woman” – equality for all rocks). (thanks for always feeding me the good stuff kc)
im very upset with the NAD right now – George led it through and true but after his term the NAD went to appeasement and the 1st wave of Oralism washed over our schools, our community, and our association. It has never since regained its full footing or made a TRUE, JUST, and GOOD commtiment to civil rights since and hence we trapped forever begging for scraps. (see what George had to say at the end of his life re: the NAD and our contemporary comments & Octavian’s great write up on NAD’s wrong)
To George William Veditz
by Agatha Tiegel Hanson
Silent Worker 22, no 4. Pg 73 (January 1910)
(suggested by his services in the Civil Service fight; and
also by his recent action in sending copies of N.A.D. resolutions
on methods of instructing the deaf to the leading oralists of the country).
A song to him who grasps
And flings out waving banner to the wind,
Riding with valiant heart and ringing cheer
To help his suffering kind!
How clear and unafraid.
His words are hurled like lances at the foe.
Piercing their pride of arrogance and cant!
Down in the dust they go.
Our brave and fearless knight.
We lift our hearts and voices in thy praise.
Thy noble quest shall end in victory,
And honors crown thy days.
Wrong can never be right.
And truth shall stand though towers and castles fall.
Lo, in the east there dawns a beaming light!
Our sun shall sine o’er all.
—-Agatha Tiegel Hanson
(note followed: This bouquet came as a well deserved tribute to the President of the N. A.D. for ‘tis he who is the leaven which is raising the Association from its long lethargy of do-nothingness into the activity of doing something worth while.)
Thanks for allowing me to reproduce ur artwork here David – it totally syncs up with what Agatha had written over 100 years ago. Gosh, collective consciousness and artists! and history repeating itself if we dont study it
Let us be the leaven – shall we?
exodus: movement of the people
we cant know where we r going if we dont know where we been
standing on their shoulders (George and Agatha’s)