American; Afro-American; Black; born South African
Born at Natal in South Africa; deafened at 10 months of age by spinal meningitis. Attended the Dominican School for the Deaf. In 1980, came to the U.S. to attend Gallaudet College, graduating 1985. Master's degree from New York University, 1987. In 1994, became Special Assistant to the [Gallaudet University] President for Diversity and Community Relations; is now Special Assistant for Advocacy in the same office. Served on the boards of many deaf and Black deaf organizations.
4 January 1959-