Helen Keller: An Introduction
Slideshow of featured items
Helen Keller on "Listening" to Music
Helen Keller's Letter on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Goes Viral
A Visual History
Helen was famous from the age of 8 until her death at the age of 87. The photographs contained in the Helen Keller Archives span the nine decades of her life. The images provide a window into her life and the social, political, and cultural changes that took place in American society and the world around her.
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Helen Keller worked for the American Foundation for the Blind for more than 40 years. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880, and became deaf and blind at 19 months. Few could have imagined the leading role she would go on to play in many of the significant political, social, and cultural movements of the 20th century. Until her passing in 1968, she worked unceasingly to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
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- Thoughts on Independence Day by Helen Keller
by Helen Selsdon on 7/3/2014
- Helen Keller and Tilly Aston: Beauty in Nature
by Helen Selsdon on 6/26/2014
- Helen Keller's Presidential Medal of Freedom
by Helen Selsdon on 6/12/2014
- Laura Bridgman, and What Might Have Been
by Helen Selsdon on 5/7/2014
- Helen Keller Describes Her Love of New York City
by Helen Selsdon on 5/4/2014