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Rare Footage of Helen Keller Speaking
Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 6-1-13

Posted on 06/01/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by Dysart

Working with her instructor, the American author and political activist learned to talk despite being deaf and blind

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/video/rare-footage-of-helen-keller-speaking.html#ixzz2V19QYqEm

(Excerpt) Read more at smithsonianmag.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: annesullivan; helenkeller; keller; sullivan
You got a video at the link. Wait for the payoff at the end, people.
1 posted on 06/01/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Oh my gosh! Made me cry!


2 posted on 06/01/2013 6:29:51 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Dysart

Amazing!


3 posted on 06/01/2013 6:29:59 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: Dysart

That was awesome! Thanks for posting it!

Shared it with my 9 year old, she too was delighted watching it.


4 posted on 06/01/2013 6:32:56 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: pax_et_bonum

It is awesome.


5 posted on 06/01/2013 6:33:43 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Dysart

OMGosh how wonderful!! This is priceless. Thank you so much for posting. She was a truly remarkable woman as was Ms Sullivan.


6 posted on 06/01/2013 6:34:14 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Dysart

Bm


7 posted on 06/01/2013 6:36:12 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: pax_et_bonum

Me too!

We take way too much for granted and should be more thankful for our blessings is what I came away with.


8 posted on 06/01/2013 6:36:25 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Dysart

What an inspiration. Just try to imagine what she overcame.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 6:42:30 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Dysart

Very cool.


10 posted on 06/01/2013 6:44:20 PM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: Dysart

Thank you


11 posted on 06/01/2013 6:44:53 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Dysart

No she was not dumb but she was a communist.


12 posted on 06/01/2013 6:45:12 PM PDT by pterional
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To: Bullish

I visited her home in 1958 or 59. My room mate was from Sheffield, AL, across the Tenn. River from Florence.


13 posted on 06/01/2013 6:47:12 PM PDT by TweetEBird007
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To: Dysart

Amazing, yes. But why does the Smithsonian feel it is necessary to edit the tape and sync the words Anne Sullivan is speaking with Helen’s mouth so it looks like she is speaking perfectly?


14 posted on 06/01/2013 6:47:25 PM PDT by idkfa
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To: pterional

No she was not dumb but she was a communist.


Yes, she was. She had an ugly side, for sure.


15 posted on 06/01/2013 6:58:14 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: pterional

Not dumb, just stupid or naive!


16 posted on 06/01/2013 7:00:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Dysart

bump


17 posted on 06/01/2013 7:03:00 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dysart

What teaching should be: love creativity and dedication!
How inspirational!
Thank you for sharing


18 posted on 06/01/2013 7:03:48 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Keller was also fully dependent on others, despite her stunning advances in learning. I can imagine the possibility of her agreeing with ideology that was spoon-fed to her (no pun) out of at least a certain degree of self-recognition of her dependency and wanting to please her caretakers.


19 posted on 06/01/2013 7:06:20 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dysart

Excellent post!


20 posted on 06/01/2013 7:08:10 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dysart

Very cool Thanks


21 posted on 06/01/2013 7:10:42 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: pterional

Yeah she was a socialist alright and help found the ACLU but her life is an inspiration none the less that despite anyone’s limitation, one can achieve great things and isn’t worthless


22 posted on 06/01/2013 7:11:20 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Shimmer1

Ping!


23 posted on 06/01/2013 7:24:11 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Me too!


24 posted on 06/01/2013 7:29:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Dysart

Thanks for posting! What those two women accomplished was awesome!


25 posted on 06/01/2013 7:30:52 PM PDT by uncitizen (Brown skin is not a get away with treason free card!)
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To: Dysart

What a beautiful thing. Keller must have been highly intelligent to have made the connection between the feel and the sound of the letters, and just in general in how she made the leap outward from the confines of her sensory limitations. She really was an ideal subject in that she could give her instructors a lot of help from her end. She was tunneling towards them just as they were tunneling towards her, so that the connection was more readily made.

I also find the accent of the other lady interesting. She sounds a lot like other people you hear in sound clips from that era. In particular I notice the soft “r”. Somewhere along the line there has been a shift in the way Americans make their “r” sounds.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 7:35:34 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Dysart
My grandmother was a voice teacher and performer in New Haven, Bridgeport and Westport, CT back in the 1920's through 1940's.

She had the privilege of singing for Helen Keller very much the same way as the video depicts Anne Sullivan vocalizing speech with Helen Keller's hand placed strategically on my grandmother's throat and face to perceive the vibration.

FReegards!


27 posted on 06/01/2013 7:35:51 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: laplata

She was what she was taught to be.

Like so many of our youth going to liberal colleges.


28 posted on 06/01/2013 7:50:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dysart

Amazing!!!

I wonder if she ever saw this?


29 posted on 06/01/2013 7:52:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Dysart

If you want to drive a person in the educational inclusion movement nuts then ask them, as I have in several conferences; “If Helen Keller had been in an inclusive classroom would anyone know who she was?”

When it comes to special education for severely and profound children we know what works and it isn’t inclusion. Inclusion is a political construction based upon several PC concepts that has nothing to do with education.


30 posted on 06/01/2013 7:52:41 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Venturer

You’re right. She was used.


31 posted on 06/01/2013 7:53:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: idkfa
It is poorly done. It makes it seem Helen's voice was not coming from her mouth. Very odd. Here is Helen, speaking some more, later, with Polly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch_H8pt9M8

32 posted on 06/01/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Dysart

Here is a longer one with her speaking about at the 1:45 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch_H8pt9M8

I have no idea what the hell she said...


33 posted on 06/01/2013 7:55:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Fai Mao

I don’t understand what you’re trying to say since I don’t know what occurs within an “inclusive” classroom.


34 posted on 06/01/2013 8:01:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Dysart

As a people we look down on the way things were done back in those days, particularly when it comes to education, but look at this particular result. There was certainly something special about women, and likely men too, then that has been lost in the decades of “social progress” since.


35 posted on 06/01/2013 8:08:18 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: pterional
No she was not dumb but she was a communist.

I read the story too, and sorry to say, I came away less than enthused. It also said she helped start the ACLU.

36 posted on 06/01/2013 8:28:48 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: Dysart
B T T T ! ! ! ©

37 posted on 06/01/2013 8:54:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Dysart

bookmark


38 posted on 06/01/2013 9:16:09 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Dysart

bfl


39 posted on 06/01/2013 11:39:07 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: newzjunkey

Inclusion is the educational movement that eliminates self-contained special education and places disabled children in normal classrooms. It is based upon the idea of “Equal Education” regardless of what is appropriate for the child.

One of the reason that you see the over prescription of drugs like Ritalin is because teachers have to deal with kids that used to be pulled from regular classes for a semester or two until they could figure out how to concentrate


40 posted on 06/02/2013 2:25:38 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Dysart; Jim Robinson

Mark Levin just linked the Smithsonian link on his FB page and posted a h/t to FR.


41 posted on 06/02/2013 5:01:04 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: newzjunkey

I agree.


42 posted on 06/02/2013 9:14:06 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Dysart

That is truly amazing!


43 posted on 06/07/2013 5:09:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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