12:22pm

Thu October 1, 2009
WVAS Local

Keller Statue Cleared

Montgomery, AL – The U.S. House has cleared the way for Alabama's new statue of Helen Keller to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex.
Representatives unanimously approved a resolution accepting the
statue of the Tuscumbia native on Wednesday. The Senate previously
approved a similar resolution.
The statue will be unveiled in the Capitol rotunda on Oct. 7. It
will be permanently displayed in the new Capitol visitor center.
Keller became known worldwide as an educator and advocate for
the disabled despite being blind and deaf. She died in 1968.