Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC

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Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC

Oldest African-American Deaf Mission in the United States

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (January 17 – 23, 2016)
 
The DC Public Library Presents
 
Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC
 
Dr. Isaac O. Agboola
Interim Dean, School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
 
Judy C. Williams
Historian, Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.  
 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
 
6:00 – 8:30 PM
 
GREAT HALL
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001
 
 
Dr. Isaac O. Agboola serves as Interim Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services at Gallaudet University. He has 30 years of teaching, research, and service experience in higher education, with progressive responsibilities in higher education administration at the program, department, and school levels including 10 years as coordinator of the Computer Information Systems program in the Department of Business, four years as chair of the Department of Business, and six years as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, all at Gallaudet University.
 
He has a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland at College Park, and MBA and BS degrees in Information Systems from Gallaudet University. His research interests include end-user applications development, information systems analysis and design, and international development with a focus on the empowerment of people with disabilities in developing countries.
 
Judy C. Williams is the historian of Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.  She is a third generation member of Shiloh and is active in the church's various programs. She has served as the historian of Shiloh for more than twenty years. During that time she has collaborated with many of the area museums when they requested items from the Shiloh archives to display in their various exhibits.  During her long membership at Shiloh, she has worshipped and interacted with the members of the Silent Mission and is excited to have been asked to share the history of the oldest African American Deaf Ministry in Washington, D. C.
 
Mrs. Williams recently retired as an Educational Audiologist from the District of Columbia Public School System after 35 years of dedicated service.
 
Mrs. Williams is a Life Member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and she is also affiliated with the African American Civil War Museum and Memorial in Washington, D. C.  where she serves as a docent and as a Civil War Re-Enactor.
 
Mrs. Williams is married to Stanley K. Williams and they are the proud parents of a daughter, Lanita and a son, Malik.
  
 
ASL/voice interpreters will be present.
 
 
For more information, contact:
 
Voice and Videophone: 202.559.5368;
Email:  Janice.Rosen@dc.gov