TSD Knoxville will celebrate it's 175th anniversary the week of March 29 - April 4, 2020. General John Alexander Cocke introduced legislation establishing Tennessee School for the Deaf that was passed by the House on January 29, 1844. Revered Thomas MacIntire who was a highly recommended teacher from what is now the Ohio School for the Deaf was selected to lead the school as principal and teacher. He opened the school on April 14, 1845 and the first students began class on the first Monday of June, 1845.
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