Helen Keller: “I am not Dumb now.” Video!

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 29, 2011
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Isn’t this amazing?

Another moment when you thank youtube, a demi-god of this era.

I’d never seen Helen Keller before:

Quite a rare material.

Helen Keller, the American author, political activist and lecturer, whom I don’t have to explain much about, and her instructor and lifelong companion, Anne Sullivan, appears in a Vitaphone newsreel from 1930. In this footage Sullivan shows the way how Helen Keller learned to talk. The final line of this footage, “I Am Not DUMB now!” is somewhat touching.

I know this footage have been shown on lots of more recent materials, but I was little bit surprised that nobody uploaded this before on YT except some clips, so I upload the full-length version.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “Helen Keller: “I am not Dumb now.” Video!”

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    Good god, what an extraordinary video. So much love and wisdom and beauty between those two women…

  2. Heather Grimes says:

    Hurray YouTube and Hurray Waylon!
    I've never seen her either or Anne Sullivan.
    Stopped me in my tracks.
    What a powerful duo.

  3. Joe Mohr says:

    I just read a book about Helen Keller to my daughter. I did not know there was a video of her–I'll have to show this to my daughter.
    Great find, Waylon!

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