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Helen Keller, President Herbert Hoover, and international delegates outside the White House, 1932 - select for more details
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Helen Keller, President Herbert Hoover, and international delegates outside the White House, 1932

In 1932, Helen and two leaders from the American Foundation for the Blind—M. C. Migel and Robert B. Irwin—persuaded the U.S. government to hold an international conference of workers for the blind. Thirty-two countries sent their representatives to Washington, D.C., for a special meeting at the White House. Not only did President Herbert Hoover greet the delegates, so did Helen! She held a reception for them and attended all of the meetings.

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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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