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The Gallaudet "Deaf President Now" Movement

Gallaudet University students galvanized the deaf community and revolutionized global perceptions of deaf people in their "Deaf President Now" (DPN) Movement in March, 1988. "The time is now" was their rallying cry, which held implications for deaf pride, self-assertion, and civil rights extending beyond the DPN issue.

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