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Helen Keller in Japan

In 1948, Helen Keller (with her companion, Polly Thomson) toured Japan as a representative of the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind (AFOB), a sister organization of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).  She appealed for laws to protect the rights of the physically handicapped.  She visited Hiroshima and was hosted in Nagasaki by Lt. Colonel Victor Delnore.  Below is a photo from the Victor E. Delnore Papers documenting her visit (See this blog post for more information about the Delnore Papers).

In addition to coverage in the press of Helen Keller’s visit to Japan, the Prange Collection holds several books about Helen Keller, two of which are in Braille.

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