The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic havoc within our health care system, disrupting our economy, shutting down our Deaf schools, putting us out of work who now are struggling to pay bills, put food on the table while adjusting to the "new normal" of wearing facemasks, keeping social distance and frequently washing hands in an effort to diminished the spread of the deadly disease.
Deaf Anthology is aware of its impact on social media so we are switching our format temporarily by starting a new series, "Online Deaf Education," to fill in the gap where our Deaf children are deprived of an virtual classroom environment in those local school districts that fails to provide equal access opportunities.
IDA G. HAMPTON (1957) BECAME THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO GRADUATE FROM GALLAUDET, THE WORLD'S ONLY LIBERAL-ARTS COLLEGE FOR THE DEAF, RECIEVING A BA IN EDUCATION. SHE ALSO GOT HER MA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIA WHILE TEACHING AT THE FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN ST. AUGUSTINE, RETIRING AFTER 32 YEARS. AT. GALLAUDET SHE JOINED THE DELTA EPISILON SORIORTY AND WAS ON THE TOWER CLOCK YEAR STAFF. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF WHERE MY DEAF SISTER TAUGHT.
IDA G. HAMPTON NOW LIVES HERE IN KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA.