James Bryant Riggs was born Dec. 29, 1839 in Swansboro, NC. He was the son of Noah F. Riggs and Ruthy Meadows. 1850 Census, White Oak, Onslow County, North Carolina In ...
Leonard Dowdy came to Perkins School for the Blind in 1932 when he was five years old. He lost his vision and hearing as a result of spinal meningitis, at the age of 21 months. Dowdy used the Tadoma method of communication, whereby he placed his right hand on the speaker’s lips, jaw, and vocal […]