Helen Keller Meets With John F. Kennedy Ca. 1961

Helen Keller Meets With John F. Kennedy Ca. 1961

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Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing when she was 19 months old as the result of an infection. Keller was able to communicate with the help of her interpreter, Anne Sullivan, who spelled words on Keller's hand using a special alphabet. Keller was a prominent advocate for the disabled, as well as a committed Socialist and a supporter of the suffragist movement. Beginning with Grover Cleveland, Keller met every U.S. president that served while she was alive and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. She died in 1968.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1961]
Copyright Date: ©1961
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 39 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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