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Transcript of Helen Keller
"If I, deaf, blind, find life rich and interesting, how much more can you gain by the use of your five senses!" - Helen Keller, 1928 Born on: June 27 1880 Home Town: Tuscumbia, Alabama Estate Called: Ivy Green She was a deaf girl.
She was a blind girl.
Both. Anne Sullivan.
The day she arrived
March 3, 1887
Helen's life changed.
Anne Sullivan was Helen's teacher she tried
many ways to teach her words which was difficult
because she was both blind and deaf Anne Sullivan had an extremely tough job having to care for and teach a young, and wild blind and deaf girl; But she did. Anne Sullivan was like a surrogate mother to Helen while she was there She began to teach Helen letters,
by signing them into her palm. Then just one month later,
Anne held Helen's hand under a pump while signing
W-A-T-E-R into her palm. Helen's whole face lit up.
The word came to life, in one moment. That day, she learned 30 words. Anne Sullivan When Helen was 13, Helen and Anne moved to New York City.
here Helen attended the Wright-Humason school for the deaf.
he was the only student who was deaf and blind.
Helen devoured information and became able to communicate
with other adults and children. She was even learning how to speak. She got to meet Mark Twain who signed his letters to her with his real name, Samuel L. Clemens Her acceptance letter to Radcliffe College, the sister school to Harvard at the time they didnt let women in. Her actions led the way for so many women, as well as people with disabilities. In 1904, she was the first deaf-blind person to receive a college degree. She graduated from Radcliffe College cum laude, which means with very high honors. In 1902, a year before her graduation, Helen successfully published her first book, The Story of My Life. John Macy, an editor and instructor at Harvard University, edited the book, and Helen dedicated it to Alexander Graham Bell, who had helped so much with her education. She wrote fourteen books, many essays, articles and speeches on everything from her love of animals and nature to the importance of equal opportunities for women.
She protested against the First World War
and was one of the early members of
the American Civil Liberties Union.
Helen got on the radio
in New York to discuss the needs
and rights of the unemployed and the poor. In 1936, Helen's beloved teacher Anne Sullivan died.
Polly Thomson now became Helen's primary companion,
and a whole new chapter of her life was beginning Everywhere she went, Helen was greeted by
throngs of children,
as well as famous personalities such as the
British leader Winston Churchill
Centers were established in her name in countries such
as India, the Soviet Union, and Egypt. Helen's life has been the subject of movies, books,
and plays for many decades. In 1955, Helen
received an Academy Award for the documentary
about her life, Helen Keller in Her Story Helen was a very spiritual woman. She believed that
everyone from all races and cultures deserved the
same rights. After Polly's death in 1961, Helen lived
quietly at Arcan Ridge. She died in her sleep in 1968. She is 78 yrs Old Her parent were
Captain Arthur Henley Keller
and Kate Adams Keller Why she is a Hero?