TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — A small group of students with hearing or vision impairments are attending the inaugural Camp Courage on the grounds of Ivy Green, Helen Keller's Tuscumbia birthplace.
The 10 students gathered Thursday night for the start of what organizers describe as their Helen Keller experience at Camp Courage.
The TimesDaily reports that the students, all of whom are either vision- or hearing-impaired, were selected from throughout the Shoals and Fayette to attend the camp.
State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay, who helped create the camp, said the idea is to create "a true Helen Keller experience." It began Thursday night, with the students arriving at the Tuscumbia Train Depot and traveling by horse-drawn carriage to the Keller home.
Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia on June 27, 1880.
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