Friday, June 27, 2014

HELEN KELLER ~ June 27, 1880 ~ June 1, 1968







Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) 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, Annie 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. (As a ten year-old, I saw Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft in the first run of The Miracle Worker on Broadway in 1959.)

A prolific author, Keller was well traveled and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes.


Photo & text: wikipedia.com



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