Thursday, October 15, 2009

Statue of Helen Keller unveiled at Capitol



photo: The Washington Post

On October 8, Alabama replaced its state statue with one of Helen Keller as a child, in the seminal moment of her life: at the water pump where she finally connected words with objects. Keller, who was blind and deaf, went on to become a leading advocate for the disabled.

Read the Washington Post story here.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that's actually really cool! Helen Keller has left so much behind that has inspired everyone! I think that it is amazing that at another time in history she would have been turned away and never had the opportunities to leave an incredible legacy!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I had a teachable moment about Helen Keller with my honors class last year. She's kind of become the mascot of that class. I'm going to forward that WashPost article to them.

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