Helen Keller gets statue, her politics ignored


This video is about the unveiling of the Helen Keller statue in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

From Democracy NOW! in the USA:

As Helen Keller Honored at U.S. Capitol, Lifelong Radical Politics Go Ignored

A bronze statue of Helen Keller was unveiled Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. While politicians praised Keller’s work campaigning for people with disabilities, they ignored the radical political involvement that plays another key part of her life story. Keller identified as a pacifist, socialist, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World. We speak with Keller biographer Kim Nielsen.

Helen Keller: Socialist, anti-racist, disability rights activist: here.

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