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Helen Keller

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Transcript of Helen Keller

Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan
(until Helen)
* In 1902, she was the first deafblind to write a book, "The Story of My Life".

* She spent time raising funds for organizations of deaf and blind.

* She spoke against World War I.

* During World War II, she visited military personnel who had become blind and/or deaf
because of injuries.
Helen Keller Biography
* In March 1887, Anne was sent to the Keller's house.

* "The water scene"- a part from the movie "The miracle
worker" which was published in 2000.

* By the age of 10, Helen had mastered Braille and learned
how to use a typewriter, and when she was 16, Helen could
speak well enough to go to school and college.

* At the age of 24- Helen was the first deafblind person to earn a
college degree from Radcliffe College
* Anne Sullivan was born in 1866 in
Massachusetts, U.S.

* Anne, who had lost the majority of her sight as
a child, was sent to Perkins Institution for the
Blind in 1880.

(until Anne)
* Helen Keller was born with all of her senses
intact on June 27th, 1880 in Alabama.

* At the age of 19 months, Helen suffered
from what is believed to be scarlet fever, an
illness which left her deaf and blind.

* In 1887 Helen met "the Miracle Worker,"
Anne Mansfield Sullivan.
When Helen Met Anne

Helen & Anne on vacation in Massachusetts,
July 1888
Helen Keller
portrait, 1904
Anne's Accomplishments
Helen's Contribution
* She graduated from Perkins School for the Blind in
1886, when she was 20 years old, as the valedictorian
of her class.

* In 1932, Helen and Anne were each awarded honorary
fellowships from the Educational Institute of Scotland.
* In 1936, at the age of 70, after
falling into a coma. Anne died with
Helen at her side, holding her hand.

* Helen died from natural causes at
the age of 87 on June 1, 1968.
She will go down in history as
"America's First Lady of Courage."

* Anne married, but the marriage did not last.

* Helen never married.

"I feel that her being is inseparable from my own, and that the footsteps of my life are in hers...all the best of me belongs to her"(Keller, p.53, 1976).
The End
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