Helen Keller: Beyond the Cover - UPDATED
Thursday, November 8, 2007 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at President Benjamin Harrison Home
1230 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Kim Nielsen/Helen Keller statue
Arts, Humanities
Event Format:
Display, Exhibit, Lecture, Q & A Session
Adult of all ages, Children (elementary school), Seniors, Young adults (18-40), Youth (middle/high school)
Kim E. Nielsen

Event Description:

In the fall of 1892, 12-year-old Helen Keller wrote a kind letter to the ailing First Lady Caroline Harrison. Keller went on to write dozens of letters throughout her life, speaking out against racial inequality, war, and poverty, and advocating for simple human kindness. Dr. Kim E. Nielsen, author of The Radical Lives of Helen Keller, will share more on Keller’s life of generous service. Q&A and book-signing will follow, and the original letter to First Lady Caroline Harrison will be on display in an exhibition of letters and photos about Helen Keller. Also, learn how to transform lives, both here and abroad, through the written word. Local and international pen pal information and resources will be available. Reservations encouraged due to limited seating. ASL interpreted. Donations requested. Presented by the President Benjamin Harrison Home and Oaklandon Civic Theatre. See November 3 for a related event, 84 Charing Cross Road.


UPDATE:  Ms. Nielsen's lecture will also be offered at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI) at 9:00 AM on November 8; free to the public. ISBVI is located at 7725 N. College Ave.

Questions? Call 317-631-1888 or e-mail