Warren Miller - A Painting Called Barrier

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Main contributor
Indiana Disability History Project
Summary
“I believed that the barrier of Alexander Graham Bell  that he used the word, he can "fix" Deaf people by using speaking language in a speaking world.” Indianapolis artist Warren Miller explains his painting "Barrier" represents Alexander Graham Bell's attempt to prevent Deaf people from using American Sign Language. Warren discusses his early school experience with oralism. Oralism is a method of teaching Deaf people to communicate using speech, lip-reading and recognizing body language. Warren attended the Harrison Oral Elementary School from kindergarten through fourth grade. He says, “I was trained like a boot camp.” Warren was interviewed in 2017.
Contributors
Warren Miller - interviewee; Jennie Todd - interviewer; Peggy Holtz - videographer/editor
Subjects
Arts; Education
Time period
1970s - 2017
Locations
Indiana, Hamilton County, Fishers; Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
Collection
Indiana Disability History Project
Unit
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Terms of Use
Copyright © 2017 The Trustees of Indiana University
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Notes
"Warren Miller - A Painting Called Barrier" YouTube video, 00:05:35, interview excerpt 082-mi-01 by the Indiana Disability History Project, posted by "Indiana Disability History" on October 31, 2017 https://youtu.be/o4rwXw2c7rk
Other Identifier
Catalog Key: 082-mi-01

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