Where were you on the day that Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, people in the media are sharing their testimonies of their experiences during the "March to Washington," a half century ago this week. We are are aware of his contribution to the American civil rights movement, but still yet not heard from any single Deaf individual who was there at that historic event. Any Gallaudet students participants, any Deaf blacks from the South involved, was there an interpreter available on site. What was the attitudes then of Deaf Americans in those days, were they ignorant to the facts that the world is changing before their eyes.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.