Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More about Helen Keller

Longtime readers may remember that I have a fascination with Helen Keller. She's my hero. Her ability to overcome adversity as a person with a disability is made even more impressive when you realize she did it at the turn of the 20th century as a female. This was a time when women were expected to stay in the background, and disabled people were marginalized even further. Yet she became the darling of the world, and an outspoken activist.

One of the harder things on my list of 101 Things in 1001 Days is to go to see her former home in Wrentham, and the Tewkesbury, Massachusetts Almshouse where Annie Sullivan lived. My 4th 101 Things list includes a trip to Tuscumbia, Alabama to visit Ivy Green, Helen's birthplace.

So I was excited and interested to find this documentary on her life.


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