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Helen Keller meets with a disabled veteran dur…

Helen Keller meets with a disabled veteran during her tour of military hospitals after World War II, 1945

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Helen Keller with Eleanor Roosevelt, 1955

Helen Keller with Eleanor Roosevelt, 1955

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Helen Keller, the first deaf and blind person …

Helen Keller, the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, photographed sitting down in Looe, Cornwall, UK on 6th May 1932

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Helen Keller was born in 1880 in Alabama. After a childhood illness she become deaf and blind. She learned to communicate by spelling words in her hand. She was a socialist, a supporter of women’s suffrage, and an author. Bit more info here: https://medium.com/@politicscurator/hidden-histories-13-i-wanted-to-catch-a-picture-of-him-in-my-fingers-2ad81e640fd5

Edited for silly typos, also – in this picture they are not just holding hands, they are communicating by spelling out words on each other’s hands

1918 – Helen Keller Meets Charlie Chaplin

1918 – Helen Keller Meets Charlie Chaplin

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Anne Sullivan reads a book to Helen Keller as she…

Anne Sullivan reads a book to Helen Keller as she ‘listens’ by touching Sullivan’s lips to feel the vibrations of Sullivan’s word. c.1894.

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Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1933

Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1933