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Today’s quotes come from a well known Courageous lady Helen Keller, who fought against all overwhelming odds. She was blind and deaf, yet she illuminated many lives and proved to the world that physically disabled people deserve respect. She devoted her life to helping others! Indeed an inspiration for many of us.
Little About Helen Adams Keller
Helen Adams Keller- (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.
Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882 Helen suffered from an unknown disease that left her both deaf and blind. In 1887 Helen’s parents hired Anne Sullivan, a graduate of the Perkins School for the Blind, as Helen’s tutor. And so began a beautiful 49-year relationship between a teacher and a student. Helen learns to communicate via sign language, to read and write in Braille, to touch-lip read, and to speak.
In 1904, at the age of 24, Keller graduated from Radcliffe, becoming the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker and author. She is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities, amid numerous other causes. The deaf community was widely impacted by her.
In 1915 she and George A. Kessler founded the Helen Keller International (HKI) organization. This organization is devoted to research in vision, health, and nutrition. Keller was a member of the Socialist Party from 1909-1921. Her speeches and writings were about women’s right to vote and the impacts of war. Keller wrote a total of 12 published books and several articles few of them are At age 22, Keller published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1903). On September 14, 1964, she got awarded by the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the United States highest civilian honor. A Stamp was issued in 1980 by the USPS to mark the centennial of Keller’s birth. In 2003 Alabama honored Helen on its state quarter. Keller devoted much of her later life to raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind. Helen, a beautiful woman with luminous intelligence and generous heart, died on June 1, 1968, at her home. In her words ”Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” 🤗
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