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Helen touches the face of a wounded soldier at a hospital in North Carolina, 1945 - select for more details
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Helen touches the face of a wounded soldier at a hospital in North Carolina, 1945

During World War II, Helen and Polly went all over the United States giving support to blind and wounded veterans. Everywhere Helen went, barriers and obstacles that faced the blind came tumbling down. Her boundless determination and her example of what a person with disabilities could accomplish helped change laws and create programs for people who were visually impaired.


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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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