Helen Keller

Two people unveil a large painting of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.
October 11, 2018
The library’s 125th anniversary highlights the deep connection between Perkins and history’s most famous deafblind person.
Helen Keller stands at a podium with her hand on a woman's face before a crowd of thousands.
May 1, 2018
Filmmaker Laurie Block uses the deafblind icon's life to show how attitudes toward people with disabilities have evolved over the last century.
Helen Keller sits and talks with JFK.
February 16, 2018
A look back at the deafblind icon’s relationships with seven U.S. presidents.
An older woman in a dress holds a dog's front paws as he stands on his back legs.
June 27, 2017
As we celebrate Perkins' most famous student's birthday today, let's take a look back at her words of wisdom.
A young Helen Heller reads a large braille book, which is in her lap
April 25, 2017
Keller was never afraid to take unpopular positions, as she did when she argued that William Shakespeare didn't write his plays
Helen Keller talking with 3 kids.
November 28, 2016
Helen Keller’s remarkable legacy of generosity and advocacy can inspire us all.
A class photo of the first-graders who wrote to Dave Power, with their teacher
November 22, 2016
Nearly 50 years after her death, the story of Perkins’ most famous student fascinates a new generation of youngsters.
A young Theresa Chan Poh Lin tactile signs with Helen Keller on a couch
July 8, 2016
Former Perkins student Theresa Chan Poh Lin, who was deafblind, left an unforgettable impression on everyone who met her.
Helen Keller pressing her face against the side of small Boston bull terrier named Phiz.
June 24, 2016
From scrappy Scotties to dignified Great Danes to a famous Akita, dogs always brought joy to Helen Keller.
Helen Keller holding an Oscar statuette.
February 25, 2016
She’s best known as an activist and author, but the deafblind icon also had a moment in the Hollywood spotlight.

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