Aretha Franklin is crowned the “Queen of Soul” at the Regal Theater in Chicago, May 1964.

Aretha Franklin is crowned the “Queen of Soul” at the Regal Theater in Chicago, May 1964.

Helen Keller speaks.  This is amazing!  Helen Keller was a true heroine. She was a magnificent light to our world and should be an inspiration to us all.  This is a must-see video that should help us all put our challenges into the proper perspective.

Helen Keller speaks. This is amazing! Helen Keller was a true heroine. She was a magnificent light to our world and should be an inspiration to us all. This is a must-see video that should help us all put our challenges into the proper perspective.

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. A very wise and strong lady, I so very much admire her. <3

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. A very wise and strong lady, I so very much admire her. <3

Mark Twain & Helen Keller’s Special Friendship: He Treated Me Not as a Freak, But as a Person Dealing with Great Difficulties www.openculture.com/2015/05/mark-twain-helen-kellers-special-friendship.html

Mark Twain & Helen Keller’s Special Friendship: He Treated Me Not as a Freak, But as a Person Dealing with Great Difficulties www.openculture.com/2015/05/mark-twain-helen-kellers-special-friendship.html

Helen Keller with her Akita dog, Kamikaze, circa 1938. Visit the Perkins Archives Flicker page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/collections/

Helen Keller with her Akita dog, Kamikaze, circa 1938. Visit the Perkins Archives Flicker page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/collections/

Dignitary::: Helen met every U.S. President from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon B. Johnson; here she is pictured with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. She was friends with many famous figures, including Mark Twain and Alexander Graham Bell, and met many artists of the day, including Charlie Chaplin, Martha Graham, and Enrico Caruso. In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Helen America's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Helen Keller

Dignitary::: Helen met every U.S. President from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon B. Johnson; here she is pictured with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. She was friends with many famous figures, including Mark Twain and Alexander Graham Bell, and met many artists of the day, including Charlie Chaplin, Martha Graham, and Enrico Caruso. In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Helen America's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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