Hellen Keller

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Hellen Keller

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880. She was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become famously known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.

Accomplishments

In 1915 she and George Kessler founded the Helen Keller International (HKI) organization. This organization is devoted to research in vision, health and nutrition. In 1920 she helped to found the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Lasting Impact

She is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities, amid numerous other causes.

Born'Died

June 27, 1880- June 1, 1968

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