Remember Helen Keller on her birthday, June 27

June 27, 2017

Helen Keller in a photo taken to promote her project of getting radios to blind children. Smithsonian Magazine/Corbis

Helen Keller in a photo taken to promote her project of getting radios to blind children. Smithsonian Magazine/Corbis

If it’s  June 27, it’s National Helen Keller Day. Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880.

Jimmy Carter designated her birthday National Helen Keller Day, in 1980. Twitter’s catching up with the celebration. Are you?

This is how we commemorated her in 2016.

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Remember Helen Keller on her birthday 2016

June 27, 2016

Helen Keller. Image from flickr user Arabani

Helen Keller. Image from flickr user Arabani

Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880.

Jimmy Carter designated her birthday National Helen Keller Day, in 1980. Twitter’s catching up with the celebration. Are you?

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Remember Helen Keller on her birthday 2014

June 27, 2014

Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880.

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Typewriter of the moment: Helen Keller (again)

February 21, 2011

Helen Keller at her typewriter, 1946 - Perkins School for the Blind

Helen Keller at her typewriter, circa 1946 – Perkins School for the Blind

Helen Keller at her typewriter, circa 1946

Helen Keller at her typewriter, circa 1946. Perkins School for the Blind caption: In 1902, Helen Keller became the first person who was deafblind to write a book. Her autobiography, The Story of My Life, was the first of 14 books she wrote in her lifetime.

Earlier at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub:  “Typewriter of the Moment:  Helen Keller”


Typewriter of the moment: Helen Keller

March 14, 2010

Helen Keller at her typewriter, with Polly Thompson,  1933 - American Foundation for the Blind

Helen Keller at her typewriter, with Polly Thompson, 1933 - American Foundation for the Blind photo

Caption from the American Foundation for the Blind:  “This photograph, taken in their home, shows Helen and Polly in front of two large windows. The light is bright outside, and the curtains on the windows are pulled back. Helen is sitting at her typewriter, describing something with her hands to Polly, who is leaning towards her, smiling. Helen has on a dark dress with small light flowers and white trim on the neck and cuffs. Polly is wearing a long black dress, with a white pearl necklace.”

Moral of the photo:  “So don’t tell me you can’t do it.”  “So don’t tell me you don’t have time to write.”  “If Helen Keller could write books on a typewriter — she who could neither see nor hear — I don’t want any excuse from you that has the word ‘can’t’ in it.”

What moral, or other rant, would you propose?

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Chess games of the rich and famous: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

June 7, 2008

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Play Chess, AFB photo

Helen Keller, left, and her teacher Anne Sullivan play chess, in 1900. Photo from the American Foundation for the Blind.


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