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Short Film | 03/30/2020 | 3 Mins

John Washington was born blind and with a severe loss of hearing that has become more extreme over time. He helped found the first braille magazine in the United States focused solely on issues important to the African American community. At the age of 95, John sat down with his eldest child, Melva Washington Toomer, for a conversation done with the help of a TeleBraille machine, which translated Melva’s typed questions into braille for John to read and answer.

 

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