Monday, October 26, 2009

Amos Kendall

A few years before the start of the Civil War, former Postmaster General Amos Kendall discovers several deaf and blind children are being neglected in Washington, DC. He asked that the children be declared his wards. Kendall decided to donate two acres of land for their housing and education. Eight years later in 1864, as the War comes to a close, Kendall speaks at the Inauguration of Gallaudet University. You can read what he had to say here.