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Diversity Resources: Helen Keller

This resource guide is sponsored by the Lander University Diversity Advisory Council.

Helen Keller sitting with a typewriterHelen Keller with Anne Sullivan Helen Keller smelling flowers

Images of Helen Keller from the Library's Credo Reference database.

On June 27, we celebrate Helen Adams Keller's birthday. She was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Toward the end of her career, as she was speaking at a midwestern college, a student asked, "Miss Keller, is there anything that could have been worse than losing your sight?" Keller replied: "Yes, I could have lost my vision." Helen Keller was one of the founding mothers of the American Civil Liberties Union. 

Explore the resources on this page to learn more about Helen Keller and the amazing work she did as a deaf blind individual.

Accessing These Resources

This guide has been created using information found within the library's print and digital collections. You will find previews to articles of interest with links available to access the full article and links from our streaming video collections. To access the full article or video you simply click on the link and log in using your Lander single sign on credentials. If you need help, please reach out to a librarian.

Children's Literature

Films & Documentaries

Short Reads on Her Life

Helen Keller (1880--1968). (2012). In P. Dreier, The 100 greatest Americans of the 20th century: a social justice hall of fame. Nation Books. Credo Reference.

Keller, Helen (1880 - 1968). (1998). In Market House Books Ltd. (Ed.), The penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women. Penguin. Credo Reference.

Martinez, D. (2016). Keller, Helen. In D. Martinez, A to Z of women: American women leaders and activists (2nd ed.). Facts On File. Credo Reference.

Helen Keller (1880--1968)and Anne Sullivan (1866--1936). (2020). In D. G. Felder, The American women's almanac: 500 years of making history. Visible Ink Press. Credo Reference.

Wepman, D. (2014). Keller, Helen. In E. Foner, & J. A. Garraty (Eds.), The Reader's companion to American history. Houghton Mifflin. Credo Reference.

Reads by Helen Keller

Disability Rights Literature