History's HEROES? Dated June 27, 1880. - June 1, 1968

Helen Keller

Created by

Megan Koch

Location

Tuscumbia, Alabama
Helen worked and lived in Alabama

Achievements

  • Wrote 12 novels and several articles
  • Campaigned for many good causes
  • Became the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelors degree of arts
  • Learned a language to help her communicate and blossom

Characteristics

  • Inspiring / Charismatic

Quotations

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

The first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelors degree of the art's

Helen Keller was a political activist, author, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor's of art's degree. Her teacher Anne Sullivan, helped Keller blossom.

Helen Keller wasn,t born deafblind, at 19 months old she contracted an illness that caused her to lose her hearing and sight. Her teacher, Anne Sullivan broke through the barrier of lack of a language for Helen. Allowing Helen to communicate with others. She continued on to be very successful. Some of her successes were campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and radical left causes. Also she wrote 12 books and several articles.

Life in Helen Keller's world

Life in her world was probably difficult. Helen had to overcome many obstacles. Like learning to communicate with others, getting her bachelor's degree in art's, and campaigned for many different causes. Helen Keller was a very successful woman who conquered many challenges.

Was Helen Keller a Hero?

  • Keller overcame challenges that caused set-backs for her.
  • Gave hope to others with the same conditions

Things you might not know about Helen Keller

After visiting an Akita prefecture she acquired a Akita dog. When that dog died in 1935 the Japanese government gifted her another Akita dog, the previous dog's older brother.
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