Black History Month

Every February we honor the contributions of Black Americans who have helped shape our nation. Black History Month is an opportunity to understand Black histories, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black achievement. 

Here at DCDL, Black History Month is also an opportunity to celebrate Black Deaf Americans and their contributions to the Deaf Community.

Black Deaf Authors and/or Characters

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. It is also a day of reflection, a day of teaching nonviolent philosophy and strategy, and a day for getting involved in nonviolent action for social and economic progress.  

Black ASL

How to Sign in Black ASL
Signing Black in America

ASL Stories for Children

The beginning of a year also can be the beginning of something great for you. Here are some of the resources for you to create a new beginning.

Don't Touch My Hair
Rosa Parks with Reading Aloud & Sign
Something Happened in Our Town

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide, anxiety, depression or problems with drugs or alcohol, reach out to the 988 Lifeline. You can call, text or chat with a caring call specialist​  who can assist in directing you to information and resources in your area.

https://health.maryland.gov/bha/Pages/988md.aspx

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week 2022
(June 26th to July 2nd, 2022)

Do You Need help?

You may find these guides helpful. If you're still having problems, please contact us.

Resources Search Guide

This guide will help you with searching for resources on the DCDL website and is in PDF format.

How to Use Libby

This external guide to the Libby platform to borrow ebooks has a video and step by step guide.

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