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Helen visiting disabled, deaf, and blind children in post-war Rome, Italy, 1946 - select for more details
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Helen visiting disabled, deaf, and blind children in post-war Rome, Italy, 1946

Try naming 39 countries—that's how many nations Helen and Polly visited! This world tour was funded largely by the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind (now called Helen Keller Worldwide). Everywhere she went, Helen was greeted by throngs of children, as well as famous personalities such as the British leader Winston Churchill and the Indian Premier Jawaharlal Nehru. Centers were established in her name in countries such as India, the Soviet Union, and Egypt.

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Helen visiting disabled, deaf, and blind children in post-war Rome, Italy, 1946

Helen and Polly visiting Japan, 1948

Helen receiving a shield from Zulus, 1952

Helen holding her Oscar, 1955

Helen listening to an opera singer

Helen Keller with John F. Kennedy, 1961

Helen Keller at 78 years old, 1959




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