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Champion of the Blind 1924-1946

Helen at the typewriter, Polly Thomson standing beside her, 1933 - select for more details
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Helen at the typewriter, Polly Thomson standing beside her, 1933

Helen was an excellent typist. She typed nearly all of her own letters on both a braille writer and a regular typewriter. The braille writer works a little bit like a typewriter. It has six keys, one for each dot in a braille cell.

Helen wrote hundreds of articles and published many books. Her writings came to the world's attention in May 1933 when one of her books, Out of the Dark, was burned by young Nazis in Germany who hated socialism. Helen wrote an impassioned letter in response to the book-burning.

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Helen at AFB, testing a communication device for the deaf-blind, around 1950

Helen Keller, President Herbert Hoover, and international delegates outside the White House, 1932

Helen with a little girl listening to the radio, 1938

Helen at the typewriter, Polly Thomson standing beside her, 1933

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy

Helen touches the face of a wounded soldier at a hospital in North Carolina, 1945




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