"She Was A Real Pioneer"

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A statue of Helen Keller will be installed in the National Statuary Hall today, to represent Alabama. This will be the first statue in the U.S. Capitol building of a person with a disability. [CNN]

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Freddie DeBoer

And a political radical, which often gets scrubbed from the conventional picture of her. I find that happens a lot with famous historical women and minorities; their politics are made inoffensive, to make them more palatable for broad audiences. But it's often their politics and radical views that made them so noteworthy in the first place.