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June 21, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room
10 Washington St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Let's Talk @ SoNo- Mark Albertson: Hellen Keller, CT Socialist

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

We know Hellen Keller as the blind and deaf young lady who overcame her disabilities to become a speaker, writer, and champion for those afflicted with blindness and deafness. This presentation, however, will delve into Hellen Keller's politics. For example, Hellen Keller was a member of the Socialist Party and became a member of the International Workers of the World or Wobblies. Keller was also friends with some of the leading Leftists of the day. The presentation will also explain Socialism, clarifying the difference between it and Marxism.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine in Monroe, Connecticut. He is also the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. Mark has authored several books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship, They'll Have to Follow You!, The Triumph of the Great White Fleet, and On History: A Treatise. Mark has also published articles in various newspapers and magazines and teaches history as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut. As an avid speaker, Mark has traveled throughout Connecticut and New York, presenting on many topics on history, politics, and current events. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation from both houses of Congress in Hartford, Connecticut, for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of the battleship Connecticut.

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