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BOOKS - HISTORY
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1. BLIND JUSTICE: JACOBUS TENBROEK AND THE VISION OF EQUALITY (BY F. MATSON)
picture of BLIND JUSTICE: JACOBUS TENBROEK AND THE VISION OF EQUALITY (BY F. MATSON)A history of Jacobus tenBroek.
2. CROOKED PATHS MADE STRAIGHT BY DR. ISABELLE GRANT
DR. ISABELLE GRANT,THE FIRST BLIND PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER IN CALIFORNIA AND A LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE NFB, SET OFF ON AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR-LONG JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD IN 1959, ACCOMPANIED ONLY BY HER LONG WHITE CANE. HER MEMOIR IS REMARKABLE FOR ITS VIVID PORTRAYALS OF PEOPLE AND PLACES.
3. PROCEDURE FOR WRITING IN DOTS BY LOUIS BRAILLE - 1829
LOUIS BRAILLE PUBLISHED THE RAISED-DOT CODE THAT WOULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE LIVES OF BLIND PEOPLE. THIS CD PRESENTS BRAILLE'S BOOK IN A FORMAT ACCESIBLE TO THE BLIND. THE CD CONTAINS PAGE IMAGES OF THE BOOK ACCOMPANIED BY A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE ORIGINAL FRENCH TEXT AND TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH.
4. THE BLINDNESS REVOLUTION: JERNIGAN IN HIS OWN WORDS (by JAMES OMVIG)
Using Kenneth Jernigan's own writings, this book recounts the story of the transformation of the Iowa Commission for the Blind from an ineffective to an effective service agency in a span of ten years.
5. THE POWER OF LOVE: HOW KENNETH JERNIGAN CHANGED THE WORLD F/T BLIND
THE EDITOR, RAMONA WALHOF, DRAWS TOGETHER THE DISTINCTIVE VOICES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO KNEW KENNETH JERNIGAN AND WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED THROUGH HIS WORK WITH THE NFB. THIS COLLECTION OF WRITINGS REVEALS THE DEEP TRUTH THAT SERVES AS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE LIFE AND WORK OF KENNETH JERNIGAN.
6. WE KNOW WHO WE ARE BY RONALD FERGUSON
CAREFULLY RESEARCHED HISTORICAL DISCUSSION OF THE ACTIVISM IN THE BLIND COMMUNITY IN THE US IN THE 20TH CENTURY. EXAMINES EFFECTS THAT SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED ATTITUDES ABOUT BLINDNESS HAD ON INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BLINDNESS PROFESSIONALS AND THE ORGANIZED BLIND COLLECTIVELY ADVOCATING FOR THEMSELVES.
 

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