[accessbangla] launch of a new online museum

  • From: "Vashkar" <vashkar79@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <accessbangla@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 16:23:30 +0600

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is pleased to announce the
launch of a new online museum dedicated to Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen
Keller's teacher and pioneer in the field of education for the blind and
visually impaired:


Anne is best known as the young woman who taught Helen how to communicate
with the outside world, and her work became the blueprint for the
education of children who were blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, a
model that continues today. Anne's achievements were so ahead of their
time that Samuel L. Clemens, known more popularly as Mark Twain, dubbed
her a "miracle worker."

AFB's multimedia museum presents a marvelous and rich array of information
about Anne through photographs, letters, speeches, posters, comics,
newspaper cartoons, vaudeville scripts, and video clips.  The content
traces Anne's life from her impoverished childhood through her death in
1936. During her lifetime, Anne was hesitant to accept honors or accolades
for her work. However, her remarkable achievements are remembered to this
day, reflected in events such as her induction into the National Women's
Hall of Fame.

AFB hopes that through this web site, a new generation will know Anne in
all her complexities. So visit Anne Sullivan Macy: Miracle Worker

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