RIT Black History Month Celebration videotapes
Scope and Contents
Tape 1 of the collection begins the program with a deaf speaker who introduces another deaf speaker. Unfortunately, the quality of the sound is too poor to hear the interpreter to know who the speaker is. Another speaker talks about the influence of Thurgood Marshall, an African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, had on his life. Following this, there is a skit by a deaf actor who performs all in sign language.
On Tape 2 there are other deaf performers who use only sign language but the interpreter can be heard.
- Creation: February 13, 1997
- Rochester Institute of Technology (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Every year in February RIT holds a campus wide celebration in honor of Black History Month. Established in 1976 as Black History Month and more recently called African American History Month, explores history and culture of African Americans.
0.21 Linear Feet (2 videocassette tapes)
Collection is two VHS tapes recorded on February 13, 1997 for a RIT celebration for Black History Month sponsored by NTID.
Tapes are in number order.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Will need a VHS videocassette player in order to view recordings.
C.S. South, Shelf 730
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in April 2015.
- RIT Black History Month Celebration videotapes
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 6 April 2015
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