"The Father of Deaf Education in Africa"
Andrew married a German deaf women named Berta and had 5 children.
Why was Foster important?
In 1957, Foster went to Africa and encountered cultures so oppressive of deaf people, parents often hid their deaf children at home or abandoned them. He was told no deaf children existed in Africa. He overcame an adversity that deaf children did live in Africa by visiting the country and discovering it himself.
"In that day, the deaf will hear the word of the book." Isaiah 29:18
Andrew Foster became the first African American to recieve an honorary degree from Gallaudet in 1970.
In 2004 Foster was named the "Father of Deaf Education in Africa."
Death of Foster
Andrew later then died on December 3, 1987 in a plane crash traveling to Kenya. But because of him, all kinds of children use Sign Language all around Africa.