People: Apr. 18, 1969

Though blind and deaf from the age of two, one of the late Helen Keller's favorite pastimes was writing and receiving letters, which she would "read" by having a companion either spell them manually into the palm of her hand or recite them aloud while Miss Keller touched her lips and throat and interpreted the vibrations. Recently it was announced that some 50,000 pieces of her correspondence have been bequeathed to the American Foundation for the Blind. "Are you really 70 years old?" she wrote to Mark Twain on his birthday in 1905. "Or...

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