Close Up 3: Kevin Buckle

Interview with Kevin Buckle, a leading activist and historian in Britain’s Black Deaf community.

Chat show.  The third series of Close Up, the BSL Zone's in-depth interviews with well-known Deaf people. This time, Tessa Padden interviews Kevin Buckle about his campaigning work for the rights of Black Deaf people and his passion for Black Deaf history.  A descendant of slaves in Jamaica, Kevin later discovered the story of a slave who was Deaf. He also contrasts the high achievements of Black Deaf people in the USA with the position of Black Deaf people in Britain.  A BSLBT production, produced by Tessa Padden and Bob Duncan.

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  • Very inspiring Interview with Kevin Buckle. However, I was grinching of “black” sign every time Tessa Padden signed it. It was rather racial. So, please be mindful of culturally appropriate signs. 
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  • Amazing story and emotional. Respect all black people.
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  • I really enjoyed close up of Kevin Buckle, what an inspiring young passionate man with a raging fire in his belly! A fantastic role model for young black deaf people. Feel so proud that we have a person f his calibre in the deaf community, we can learn so much from him. He is'nt done yet. I am looking forward to the next chapter of his life. BSL Zone get ready to do a part 2. Best wishes to you all. Kavita
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  • Incredible interview. Kevin tried explained the situation about racism. He is polite and respectful person. He is one of important part of Black History Month. Bravo!
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