1916 : Helen Keller Meets Henry Ford

August 29, 2022 all-day

(33294) Helen Keller, Henry Ford, 1916

Helen Keller–pacifist, socialist, advocate for the disabled, and I.W.W. member–“listens” to Henry Ford speak during a 1916 visit to Detroit. The two found common cause in their pre-World War I peace efforts and Henry Ford’s work in accommodating disabled workers in his factories. Also in view are E.G. Pipp and Anne Sullivan, her teacher and guardian, in the background.

Courtesy of the Detroit News Collection

Image from the Walter P. Reuther Library.

According to the  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive, this event may have occurred in 1914.  See film.

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