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Proclamation of Helen Keller Day by Mr. Leo P. Carlin, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey (March 23, 1960)

Transcription of Proclamation


WHEREAS, Miss Helen Keller, although blind and deaf since infancy, has for almost 60 years devoted herself tirelessly and energetically to the battle for the economic, cultural and social advancement of the physically handicapped; and

WHEREAS, in carrying forward this work she has made her own conquest of disabilities a symbol of hope and faith for millions, thus winning countless friends for the United States and the cause of democracy throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, Miss Keller's 80th birthday will fall on Monday, June 27th, this year but will be officially celebrated the preceding day, June 26th; and

WHEREAS, this occasion will serve to climax the Helen Keller World Crusade for the Blind sponsored by the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind and a committee of outstanding Americans;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LEO P. CARLIN, Mayor of The City of Newark, do hereby proclaim Sunday, June 26th, 1960, as


in honor of this great and noble American lady and I bid all our citizens to join communities throughout all parts of the globe observing her 80th birthday.

Leo P. Carlin

DATED: March 23, 1960

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