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$50.00 I Bond

HELEN KELLER

(1880-1968)

  • Author, Advocate for Visually and

Hearing Impaired—

H elen Keller lost her sight and hearing as a young child from illness but overcame these challenges and went on to become the twentieth century’s best known advocate for people with disabilities. Through her writing, lectures, and work with various organizations, Keller focused public attention on issues affecting the handicapped. She was also successful in making Braille the standard for printed communication with the blind. She had a lifelong relationship with the American Foundation for the Blind, and was instrumental in the Lions Club International’s devotion to the blind and blindness prevention.

$75.00 I Bond

DR. HECTOR P. GARCIA

(1914-1996)

  • Physician, World War II Veteran,

and Humanitarian—

D r. Hector Garcia was a medical doctor who spent his life working to help the poor, sick, and neglected. Dr. Garcia served in World War II, received the Bronze Star Medal, and became a leading advocate for Mexican-American veterans’ rights. He was an activist in the Latino civil rights movement and founder of the American G.I. Forum, an organization that addresses the health, education, and civil rights of Hispanic veterans. Dr. Garcia was the first Mexican- American to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He received our nation’s highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1984 from President Ronald Reagan.

$100.00 I Bond

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

(1929-1968)

  • Civil Rights Leader, Minister,

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient—

D r. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister from Atlanta, was one of the most prominent figures in the civil rights movement which succeeded in achieving legal equality for African-Americans. He co-founded and served as the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, organized to promote the advancement of integration and legal and social equality. Dr. King was the recipient of numerous awards which recognized his outstanding work for non-violent social change, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. In 1986, Dr. King’s birthday became a national holiday in recognition of his enormous contributions to American history.

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