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American author, political activist, and lecturer


Helen Adams Keller 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 known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.

Helen Keller Info

Date of BirthJune 27, 1880
Place of BirthTuscumbia, Alabama, USA
Date of deathJune 1, 1968
Place of deathArcan Ridge, Easton, Connecticut, USA
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 Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. 
— Helen Keller
 Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. 
— Helen Keller