Helen Keller





Helen Keller

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born
in Tuscumbia, Alabama, The United States
June 27, 1880

died
June 01, 1968

gender
female

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Helen Keller would not be bound by conditions. Rendered deaf and blind at 19 months by scarlet fever, she learned to read (in several languages) and even speak, eventually graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, where as a student she wrote The Story of My Life. That she accomplished all of this in an age when few women attended college and the disabled were often relegated to the background, spoken of only in hushed tones, is remarkable. But Keller's many other achievements are impressive by any standard: she authored 13 books, wrote countless articles, and devoted her life to social reform. An active and effective suffragist, pacifist, and socialist (the latter association earned her an FBI file), she lectured on behalf of...more


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The Story of My Life
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Optimism (1903)
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Rebel Lives: Helen Keller
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My Religion
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More books by Helen Keller…
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

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

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

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