Miami’s First Educational Week for the Blind, March 12-18, 1933 flier


Accession Number: 2000.145.120

Scope & Content: Printed flier advertising the first "Educational Week for the Blind" in Miami. Held at the Child's Building in cooperation with the Florida Association of Workers for the Blind, also known as the Miami Lighthouse, and other local agencies. Event featured speaker Helen Keller and "Addresses on Work for the Blind by Prominent Citizens." Admission was free.

Creator: American Foundation for the Blind

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Credit Line: APH Collection, 2000.145

Administrative History: The American Foundation for the Blind, headquartered in New York, organized Educational Weeks for the Blind, held in various cities in cooperation with local agencies, to share information with blind persons, social services agencies, and the public about vocational trades, opportunities, and training for blind persons. The informative week-long events featured speakers, such as Helen Keller, and included exhibits of products made by blind workers and demonstrations of activities such as braille reading and writing.

Subjects: Services for the blind and visually impaired Rehabilitation Employment