Dr. Marbury was the first Black Deaf woman to become a teacher at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary school for the Deaf in Washington, D.C. in 1978. She was an alumnus of Gallaudet University. She was the first Black Deaf woman to earn a Ph.D. from Lamar University and to be admitted to the National Leadership Training Program for the Deaf at California State University-Northridge. Dr. Marbury was focused on embracing Deaf Culture in education and the teaching of ASL and ASL Linguistics. She was a masterful storyteller, artistic performer, and teacher. She made a variety videotapes for several companies over the last 25 years, in addition to teaching Deaf and hearing students throughout the United States at schools for the deaf, universities/colleges, and community colleges. Dr. Nathie Marbury, age 69, passed away on April 15, 2013.
Watch Nathie's ASL poetry video: https://youtu.be/NSDIqvgSRp4