History of NBASLH The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing uses the acronym NBASLH with an “Africanized” pronunciation “in bahz la” or /nbazle/. This and the Association’s logo reflect a special reverence paid to member’s African heritage and culture. This reverence also reflects the strong sentiments of founding members who, in ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2007
History of NBASLH
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  • Ronald C. Jones
    Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA
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Article   |   October 01, 2007
History of NBASLH
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2007, Vol. 10, 12-13. doi:10.1044/ihe10.2.12
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2007, Vol. 10, 12-13. doi:10.1044/ihe10.2.12
The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing uses the acronym NBASLH with an “Africanized” pronunciation “in bahz la” or /nbazle/. This and the Association’s logo reflect a special reverence paid to member’s African heritage and culture. This reverence also reflects the strong sentiments of founding members who, in the mid 1970s, experienced firsthand the blows of racism and discrimination, practiced through institutional and professional organizational policies and customs.
In December 1977, an ad hoc committee on association development was established. The committee was composed of a number of Black speech-language pathologists and audiologists from different parts of the country. The Committee’s first formal meeting was held at Howard University in Washington, DC, on January 26, 1978. Their mission was to discuss
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