Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Helen Keller

Helen Keller, born in Tuscumbia in northwest Alabama, learned to speak at the age of 10 by putting her hands on Sullivan's mouth when she talked. She eventually graduated from Radcliffe College, then the women's branch of Harvard University, and became a prolific author and speaker who was endowed with numerous honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She died in 1968.

The statue of Helen Keller will be "a wonderful addition" to the National Statuary Hall.