Helen Keller is one of the most widely recognized figures in US history that people actually know very little about. That she was a serious political thinker who made important contributions in the fields of socialist theory and practice, or that she was a pioneer in pointing the way toward a Marxist understanding of disability oppression and liberation—this reality has been overlooked and censored. Then time passed, and Helen Keller died eighty years later: End of story.
Stricken by an illness at the age of 2, Keller was left blind and deaf. Beginning inKeller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate, and Keller went on to college, graduating in During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishments.
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Skip to content Skip to section navigation. Helen Keller is considered by many to be a leading figure of the twentieth century. When she was an infant, illness robbed her of her vision and hearing. Today, she is still regarded as one of the most powerful and well-known advocates for people who are blind and deafblind.
Skip to content Skip to section navigation. Seven fascinating facts you probably didn't know about Helen Keller Helen Keller was world-famous as an author and activist. But did you know she had a secret love interest?
In these times of vast economic disparities and ecological crisis, children need examples of people throughout history who committed their lives to justice -- to bringing more equality and fairness to the world. Helen Keller, whose birthday we celebrate this month -- June 27th -- could be one of those role models. Instead, textbooks and children's literature distort her life's work, and miss key opportunities to inspire young people to make a difference in the world.
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She learned to communicate and became a noted author, lecturer, and political activist. Helen Keller was born June 27,in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her birthplace is a museum today.
Helen Adams Keller June 27, — June 1, was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her June 27 birthday is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, in the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from Jimmy Carter.