Helen Keller

By: Kara Eileen Presslar

Helen Keller is a famous Alabamian. She was born in Tuscumbia Alabama. She was famous because she was a world famous speaker and author and wrote many books. Also, she wasn't born deaf or blind, but became sick when she was 18 months old which lead to becoming deaf and blind.

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. She had two step brothers and two sisters. She got brain fever and became wild kid. She also moved with Anne Sullivan (her Aid) to a cottage. It was there that she began to learn. When she was 7 years old, Anne Sullivan taught her sign language and how to read Braille. In May 1888,she attended the Perkins Institute For the Blind.

Helen Keller was famous because she was the first blind and deaf woman to attend and graduate from college. In Helen Keller's life she wrote 14 books. Helen Keller got to be a Massachusetts Commision for the Blind. Helen Keller went to 39 countries to persuade them to open schools for the deaf and blind.

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