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Helen Keller Project

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Helen Keller Project

  1. 1. Helen Keller<br />Died on: June 1,1968<br />Born on: June 27, 1880<br />Lighting The Way for the Blind and the Deaf<br />
  2. 2. 1882<br />Helen Keller was only 2 years old when she developed an illness leaving her blind and deaf. <br />
  3. 3. 1887<br />Anne Sullivan becomes Helen’s teacher; Helen discovers the meaning of language at the water pump.<br />
  4. 4. 1890<br />Helen begins voice lessons at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Boston.<br />
  5. 5. 1888<br />She visits the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston.<br />
  6. 6. 1894<br />She attends the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New YorkCity.<br />
  7. 7. 1896<br />Her father, Arthur Henley Keller, dies; enrolls in the Cambridge School for Young Ladies. <br />
  8. 8. 1897-1898<br />Leaves the Cambridge School and is privately tutored.<br />
  9. 9. 1900<br />Enters Radcliffe College.<br />
  10. 10. 1903<br />She publishes her autobiography, “The Story of My Life.” <br />
  11. 11. 1904<br />Graduates with honors from Radcliffe College; she and Sullivan buy a farmhouse in Wrentham, Massachusetts.<br />
  12. 12. 1905<br />Anne Sullivan marries John Macy.<br />
  13. 13. 1908<br />Keller writes “The World I Live In.”<br />
  14. 14. 1909<br />She joins the Socialists Party of Massachusetts.<br />
  15. 15. 1913<br />Publishes “Out of The Dark”,a series of essays on socialism.<br />
  16. 16. 1914<br />Macy and Sullivan separate; Polly Thompson becomes part of the household.<br />
  17. 17. 1916<br />Peter Fagan<br />Keller becomes romantically involved with Peter Fagan. <br />
  18. 18. 1917<br />Moves to Forest Hills, New York, with Sullivan and Thompson.<br />
  19. 19. 1919<br />Appears in the movie Deliverance, based on her life.<br />
  20. 20. 1920-1924<br />Performs on the vaudeville circuit.<br />
  21. 21. 1924<br />She begins working for the American Foundation for the Blind.<br />
  22. 22. 1931<br />Helps establish uniform Braille code; aids in creating national system of libraries for the blind.<br />
  23. 23. 1932<br />John Macy dies; Keller receives honorary doctor of law degree from University of Glasgow.<br />
  24. 24. 1933<br />Nella Braddy’s biography Anne Sullivan Macy is published.<br />
  25. 25. 1936<br />Anne Sullivan dies.<br />
  26. 26. 1937<br />Keller travels to Japan on behalf of the blind.<br />
  27. 27. 1946-1957<br />She begins touring for the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind. <br />
  28. 28. 1948<br />Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima, Japan <br />Travels to Hiroshima, Japan.<br />
  29. 29. 1953<br />The Unconquered, a documentary of Keller’s life, is released.<br />
  30. 30. 1955<br />Publishes Teacher, a biography of Anne Sullivan.<br />
  31. 31. 1957<br />TheMiracle Worker, a drama based on Helen Keller’s childhood, is broadcasts live on television. <br />
  32. 32. 1960<br />Polly Thompson dies.<br />
  33. 33. 1961<br />Keller has a stroke.<br />
  34. 34. 1964<br />Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.<br />
  35. 35. 1965<br />Elected to Women’s Hall of Fame.<br />
  36. 36. 1968<br />Dies on June 1 after suffering a heart attack.<br />
  37. 37. The End<br />

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