Protest in Print

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Protest in Print


Interviews with Janie Golightly and Dick Moore


During the interview, Janie and Dick recollected the time when Deaf printers came in handy in the printing room during the DPN protest. After writers had their articles written on the protest, it was handed down to the printers and several Deaf printers corrected the use of the word “hearing-impaired” in the article. It was changed to “Deaf”.


Zilvinas Paludnevicius


Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Documentary Center


Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Documentary Center


Fall 2021


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A video featuring ASL interviews with Janie Golightly, a white older woman seated in a darkened studio, and Dick Moore, a white older man seated in a darkened studio. The video begins with a still black and white image of a printer and editor reviewing a page in make-up, with the text "Protest in Print."


Janie Golightly: That night, it was printed on the front page. The protest lasted for one week, seven days. Every night in paste-up, we'd see the stories laid out and we would gather to look them over and check to see that they were using the right words. Words like hearing impaired were offensive, so we’d talk to the editor, and educate them that they should use the term Deaf or Hard of Hearing instead. And they would take our advice and make those changes, we had a good relationship with them. It was really exciting. And it went on like that.

Dick Moore: When they announced the new president, King, the editors were going to run the story, announcing the new president. We were excited to see it and came to see it all laid out on the front page. I remember looking at the column, reading it and seeing the words “Hearing Impaired.” I told the editors, “No, no, it should be Deaf”. They said, okay, and changed it to Deaf, which was better. We looked over the rest and it looked good. The editors had a good relationship with the Deaf employees, so when we let them know the error, they changed it and were excited and sent it off to get published.




Zilvinas Paludnevicius, “Protest in Print,” DeafPrinters, accessed April 21, 2024,

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