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Hallie McKell

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Harold Krents
The Blind Man
By: Hallie McKell
Early Life
Harold Krents was born November 5, 1944
He was born in Manhatten, New York City, New York
Harold was born legally blind but could still see a little. But that changed when at age 9 he had a football injury and completely lost any vision he still had.
After the accident Harold was refused back at the school until he learned braille.
Occupation
Harold earned degrees at Harvard Law School and University College of Oxford
He then went to work for a firm that defended the rights of the disabled.
He was then assigned to Patricia Roberts Harris, the Secretary of Health, education and welfare.
Harold was a supporter of the 1973 rehabilitation act, which is intended protect legal rights and employment of the handicapped.
The Late Harold
Harold Krents died January 12, 1987 in The Bronx, New York City.
Harold is still known today as one of the most famous blind students at Harvard.
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