Rare video of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan

Despite her being the butt of many schoolyard jokes, I’ve often wondered how Helen Keller learned to communicate with the world.  Here she is in this 1930’s video with her friend and teacher Anne Sullivan talking about just that.

From Coilhouse: “It’s a fascinating little clip which pays homage to a woman who, even beyond her amazing circumstances, was a radical socialist, suffragist, and supporter of birth control, who was friends with the likes of Mark Twain and who worked tirelessly to champion the rights of both the downtrodden and the physically disabled.” [via]

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