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Preserving Black American Sign Language

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How we speak shapes what we think, what others think of us, and how we connect with each other. So it makes sense that, given the tumult of the last year, many Black deaf people have been working to preserve Black American Sign Language, or BASL.

“Amid the reckoning, young Black signers went to social media to highlight the history of a language that had been suppressed for decades,” ABC News




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