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Helen Keller’s birthday is June 27 & it’s #Deafblind Awareness Week. Helen knew she benefited from white privilege. A fierce activist, she protested, wrote articles & donated to orgs working to end racism. I'm confident #HelenKeller would emphatically affirm #BlackLivesMatter
Video Transcript (I’m speaking): June 27 is #HelenKeller's birthday & all week is #Deafblind Awareness Week. Helen Keller was a fierce activist working to end racism. 1/x
Video transcript continued: She was a white woman who recognized white privilege & worked to help end all the racism that exists in our country. There's still a lot of work to do. 2/x
Video transcript continued: If you know people who admire #HelenKeller, remind them: she wasn't just a little girl playing at the water pump. She was a fierce activist. She demonstrated, she wrote articles against racism. She participated in the @NAACP & @ACLU. 3/x
Video transcript continued: Everyone has the power to do something and help make a difference. If #HelenKeller was alive today, I'm confident she would support #BlackLivesMatter. 4/4
For anyone who wants to learn more about #HelenKeller's activism, here is an article to start with:…
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