Story:

M.C. Migel

1921

M.C. MigelWanting to help the many veterans blinded during World War I, philanthropist M.C. Migel forms American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in 1921. He appoints Dr. Robert B. Irwin, a young teacher who lost his sight through illness, as AFB’s first Executive Director. Migel and Irwin later join their friend Dr. Peter J. Salmon in promoting the Wagner-O'Day legislation that secures a portion of the U.S. Government market for products made by people who are blind.