Helen Keller, an epitome of courage and hope!

June -27- Helen Keller’s birthday!
Helen Keller
Helen Keller

Helen Keller is renowned for her remarkable achievements. She became the first blind-deaf person to effectively communicate with the sighted and hearing world. In so doing, she became an international celebrity from the age of eight, even before the era of mass communications. Here are some of her special features and notable accomplishments:

Birth: Helen Adams Keller was born on June, 27, 1880 to Arthur H. Keller and Kate Adams Keller in Tuscumbia. When she was 19 months old, she contracted a fever that would leave her both deaf and blind.

Education: At the age of seven, Helen Keller was taught by Anne Sullivan, a remarkable teacher who used innovative methods to help Keller communicate through touch. Keller quickly learned to read and write using Braille and the manual alphabet.

Degree holder: Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She graduated from Radcliffe College, a women's liberal arts college in Cambridge.

Helen Keller
Helen Keller

Prolific Author: Keller wrote several books and numerous articles during her lifetime. Some of her notable works include her autobiography, "The Story of My Life," published in 1903, which details her early experiences with Anne Sullivan and her education.

Advocate for Disability Rights: Keller was a prominent advocate for people with disabilities. She worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the disabled, promoting education, job opportunities, and accessibility. Keller was also an accomplished public speaker. Delivered lectures and raised awareness about issues related to disabilities and social justice. She was also a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Inspirational Figure: Keller's life and achievements continue to inspire people worldwide. Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance, determination, and the human spirit.

Advancement in Communication Methods: Keller's experiences led to advancements in methods used to educate and communicate with deaf-blind individuals, influencing future generations of educators and advocates.

World Citizen: She appeared before state and national legislatures and international forums. She regarded herself as a “world citizen”, visiting 39 countries on five continents between 1939 and 1957. She published 14 books and produced numerous articles. 

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Helen Keller

Valiant supporter: Not only was she out-spoken on the needs and issues affecting her fellow deaf and deaf-blind comrades, Helen was also a valiant supporter of women’s suffrage, civil rights, and the labor union movement, as well as many other worthwhile and important causes.

Recognition and Awards: Keller received numerous honors and awards for her work, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the United States' highest civilian honors, awarded by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Eulogy: Helen died on June 1, 1968 at the age of 87. Senator Lister Hill eulogized her as “One of the few persons not born to die”.  She will always be known as ‘The first lady of courage’.

Helen Keller’s famous quotes;

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”.

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