Helen Keller, 1912 from Library of Congress
Helen Keller, 1912 from Library of Congress

Helen Keller in Braille
Helen Keller in Braille

Quill_and_ink.pngFor a biography, see Helen Keller from the American Foundation for the Blind

See also Helen Keller Kids Online Museum
  • Deaf and blind at birth, she supported progressive causes and women's rights as well as opposing discrimination against people with disabilities.
    • She advocated for women's suffrage, birth control, and pacifism.
      • Became a socialist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
        • Traveled the world inspiring millions of people with disabilities
  • In 2009, a statute of Helen Keller was opened at the U. S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

external image Stack.pngGo here for a stack of resources on Helen Keller collected by Sharon Edwards on Delicious.

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  • The Story of My Life (1905), an autobiography she began writing when she was 22 years-old, published as an e-book by the University of Pennsylvania

  • Click here to read the FBI files on Helen Keller.

  • Click here for "I Must Speak" by Helen Keller

A-S-L in American Sign Language
A-S-L in American Sign Language

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Helen Keller Speech, a re-enactment of a speech given by Keller at the 1925 Lions Clubs International Convention, on YouTube with the text included.

Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan, 1930s newsreel footage on YouTube

Helen Keller Tribute Film from the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

For more materials, including historic photographs, see Helen Keller: An Introduction from the American Association for the Blind.

See the Facebook page for the film Becoming Helen Keller

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The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller from Yes! Magazine (July 12, 2012)

Anne Sullivan—Helen Keller Memorial, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Anne Sullivan—Helen Keller Memorial, Tewksbury, Massachusetts

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Exploring Disability using Multimedia and the B-D-A Reading Strategy from ReadWriteThink

See Helen Keller resources from the Disability History Museum