Kathleen Brockway’s new book has a grand title, Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage, but it feels like family album. Brockway has done both: given us an overview of a deaf community organizing and fighting for new rights as well as an intimate profile of families who led that community.
Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage is primarily a picture book. A couple pages of text and more than a hundred pages of photographs, with captions that take us through the story. Kathleen Brockway, an advocate for deaf rights, gathered these images from the families, deaf organizations, and the archives of the Maryland School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University and other schools. Ms. Brockway, who is deaf herself, joins Sheilah in the studio with her interpreter, Carrie Quigley, whose voice you will hear.