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Helen Keller Presentation

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Transcript of Helen Keller Presentation

Later Years
In 1905, Anne Sullivan married Harvard University instructor, John Macy. With his and Anne's help, Helen wrote her first book,
The Story of My Life
. Helen became a motivational and famous lecturer. In 1915, she co-founded the Helen Keller International.
In 1961, Helen suffered a series of strokes. This caused her to give a farewell to her public life. She spent the rest of her life at home in Connecticut. She accomplished many awards in her life. She also received honorary degrees from colleges from all over the world.
Big Event
In 1957,
The Miracle Worker
debuted on television as a drama series based on Helen and her book,
The Story of My Life
. The series became a play of the same name, which debuted in 1959. In 1962,
The Miracle Worker
became an award-winning film.
Further Education
Helen Keller soon learned to communicate through spelling words in her hands. She then attended Perkins Institute for the deaf and blind. In 1894, Anne Sullivan and she moved to New York to get special education from Sarah Fuller at the Horace Mann School for the deaf. Helen attended The Cambridge School for Young Ladies back in Massachusetts.
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama to Arthur H. Keller and Kate Adams. She was born healthy but at the age of 19 months, she was afflicted with what is now believed to be the scarlet fever or meningitis. This illness caused her to go blind and death. When she was growing older, she developed a made-up form of sign language with the family's cook, Martha Washington. Helen became a wild child.

Helen Keller: An Inspiration
Helen and her father went to see Dr. J. Julian Chisolm, a specialist for the ears, eyes, mouth and nose. Dr. Chisolm suggested for them to go see Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Bell sent the family to the Perkins Institute for the blind in Boston. There, they met the school director who recommended Helen to work Anne Sullivan. Anne began by teaching Helen finger spelling. It was hard at first but by nightfall, she learned 30 words.
Helen Keller was accepted into Radcliffe College. Mark Twain admired her efforts so much that he funded her education. Helen then graduated at Radcliffe College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, becoming the first death and blind person ever to acheive this.
Helen died a few weeks before her 88th birthday, on June 1,1968. Helen was a powerful inspiration to the world. She overcame her obstacles and found her way out of the labyrinth of being both deaf and blind. By doing so, she became a respected and world known activist who worked for the betterment of others.
Death and Legacy

Early Life
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