Daily Plainsman-12/14/37

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Daily Plainsman-12/14/37 - of of Redfield Blind Boy To Play In Boston...
of of Redfield Blind Boy To Play In Boston Concert BOSTON, Dec. U--(fl)-A 19-year- old boy from Redfltld, South DekoU, lor whom no Christmas bells will.ring, nor carols sound, nor yule lights gleam--becatue he U deaf and blind --will play piano solo* in Christina* concerts in greater Boston thi» holiday season. The boy, Winthrop Chapman, will participate in choral entertainment* by more than a hundred sightless students of the Perkins Institution the blind, dedicated this year to 15 fellow-students who can neither sec nor hear. Dedication of the concerts, on December 19 and 21, to these "children the silent night," is in recognition of the hundredth anniversary of the ad-, mission to the Perkins Institution of Laura Bridgman, first blind deaf-mute ever to be taught the use of language. Falling upon Laura Bridgman's birthday, the concert on December closes a centenary observance of thr achievement of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, director of the institution a century ago, in penetrating the twin walls of deafness and blindness to reach the mind of the handicapped girl. A demonstration of methods used in teaching deaf-blind pupils will be a feature of the concert*.

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  1. The Daily Plainsman,
  2. 14 Dec 1937, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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