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.


  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!

  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.