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Helen Keller And Anne Sullivan (1928 Newsreel Footage) & Helen Keller Meeting First Lady Grace Coolidge (1926 Newsreel Footage)

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Contains two clips of Helen Keller: (1) Keller and Anne Sullivan appear in newsreel footage from 1928, and (2) rare newsreel footage of Keller and Sullivan meeting First Lady Grace Coolidge. In the former, Sullivan explains and then demonstrates the methodology used to teach Keller language, most elements of which are still used worldwide with students who are deaf-blind. For the latter, silent newsreel footage shows Keller meeting First Lady Coolidge, with Keller placing her hands on the First Lady's mouth in order to communicate with her.

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Runtime: 4 minutes 32 seconds

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  • Tiny annierose
    Ana D. (Seattle, WA)
    February 18th, 2015 at 03:39 PM

    Historically relevant and very interesting subject matter.