Helen Keller The name of Helen Keller is known world wide as a symbol of courage. Helen was a woman that was intelligent, high ambition, and had great accomplishment. She also devoted her life to helping others.
Helen’s parentsKate Adams Keller Captain Arthur H. Keller
Birthplace Known as Ivy Green Born Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880
Helen’s Illness When Helen was 19 months old she suffered from a disease “an acute congestion of the stomach and brain” and it left her deaf and blind. Her parents contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. Perkins Provided Keller with a teacher. Her name was Anne Sullivan.
Helen and Anne Anne worked out an alphabet that she spelled out words in her hand. With Anne teaching Helen, She was able to pass the admissions exam for Radcliffe College at the age of 16.
Helen and Anne Anne began her task with a doll that a child made at Perkins for Helen. By spell “d-o-l-l” into Helen’s hand she hoped she would learn to connect the letters with the object. Helen quickly learned how to form all the letter correctly with her hands and in the correct order.
The Story of My Life While at college Helen had wrote the 1st volume of her autobiography. Her autobiography was published in the Ladies’ Home Journal. In 1902 it became a book.
Graduation When Helen graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904 she had mastered 5 different languages. On Helen’s 50th anniversary of graduating from Radcliffe College, She was awarded the Alumnac Achievement Award. They also showed pride in her by dedicating the Helen Keller Garden in her Honor.
The Miracle Worker Helen Keller’s childhood education became a film called The Miracle Worker. First it as a play by William Gibson and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 The film won an Oscar in 1962.
Helen Keller Died in Westport, Connecticut June 1, 1968