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An African American film story ; Play with ASL!

 Digital Work
Identifier: ds_0064_cookeaton_cap_01.mp4


  • Creation: 1996



Isias Eaton leads several other players in a performance incorporating sign mime, ASL, and video art to tell the story of African Americans' enslavement and struggle for freedom. Next, Peter Cook demonstrates techniques which help students to expand their potential in creating with ASL. A videotape of student work produced during Cook's residencies at Lexington and Fanwood schools is shown. In addition, students from Lexington and Fanwood schools give a short performance. The short performance is about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


201.7 Megabytes (mp4)


Sign Languages


General Note

This material was digitized as part of a CLIR Hidden Collections grant: "Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Video Repository of the American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections at the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive (RIT/NTID DSA) in Rochester, NY." Original VHS recordings were transferred to mp4 format, captioned, and voiced, by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Production Services department.

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA