Historic Articles and Biographies
Although he is best known as the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell actually devoted much more of this life to helping people who were deaf or hard of hearing, especially children. Bell’s mother… Read More »How Did Bell Help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing?
In 1887, a newspaper editor in Alabama, Arthur Keller, was told he should put his deaf and blind daughter Helen, a “wild little creature” of six, into an asylum, as so often happened with deaf… Read More »What Was Bell’s Relationship to Helen Keller?
Recent false claims about the life of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel, serve no purpose other than to distort history. No record exists of Bell’s personal endorsement of any policy restricting the individual… Read More »Statement from The Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation
Early Development of Teaching the Deaf by Oral and Manual Methods (18th and 19th Century) National Education Association of the United States, Proceedings of meeting held in the Senate chamber, Madison, Wis., Wednesday, July 16th, 1884: to… Read More »Bibliography on Bell and the Teaching of the Deaf
Bell deserves better than the Ms. Booth’s character assassination. He was a true humanitarian who organized protests against racial segregation, supported women’s suffrage, and gave talks about the threat of declining natural resources and global… Read More »Bell Was a True Humanitarian, and Deserves Better Than Distortion and Fictionalizing.
Katie Booth repeats the silly idea that Italian-American Antonio Meucci may have invented the telephone in 1871, long before Bell. No serious historian of early telecommunication believes the Meucci claims. Years after Bell was granted… Read More »Antonio Meucci Was Not Even Close to Inventing a Telephone.
In addition to her errors about Bell and the deaf, Ms. Booth gives a distorted and incomplete history of the invention of the telephone. She claims that Bell and Elisha Gray were neck and neck… Read More »Bell Was the Sole Inventor of the Telephone.
But the biggest scandal of the Cleveland Administration erupted when New York newspapers discovered Pan-Electric had bribed U.S. Attorney General Augustus Garland to work with them and bring the suit against Bell. Garland received $500,000… Read More »The Bogus Allegations that Bell Stole the Telephone Led to an Infamous Scandal.