The Blind History Lady Presents; George Tannehill

George Tannehill became a teacher at the Iowa College for the Blind in the late 1860's while a student, after losing his vision as a young adult. From then on, he was the math teacher that even his sighted peers in education wished they could be. His blind students were far better at college level math than most in the state of Iowa.

George also was a politician, community builder and leader. More

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About Peggy Chong

Peggy Chong is a long-time researcher and Historical author of many articles on the blind in the United States. She has written for publications that include The Braille Monitor, Dialogue Magazine, Future Reflections, The Minnesota Bulletin and the Iowa History Journal.

In her growing series, The Blind Lady Presents, she introduces to sighted and blind alike, the many average blind persons in the United States who had to overcome not-so-average barriers to lead a normal life, support their families and succeed. She recounts all they had to do to become chemists, newspaper editors, plumbers, barbers, piano tuners, boat builders, teachers, lawyers, politicians and so much more.

About the Series: The Blind History Lady Presents
A look back at the blind men and women of the United States in the 1800's through the early 1900's who worked hard to lead a normal life. What they did, the resources they had or did not have and the techniques they used to become teachers, plumbers, politicians, newspaper editors, boat builders, barbers, piano tuners, chemists and so much more.

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