History's HEROES? Dated June 27,1880 - June 1, 1986

Hellen Keller

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Graham G


Tuscumbia, Alabama
Place of birth


  • Helped develop the Braille Printing Press
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • First deaf-blind person to earn a bachelors degree in arts
  • 1965-Elected to National Women's Hall of Fame
  • Wrote her own book, The Story of My Life
  • Beginning with President Grover Cleveland, Helen met every president until JFK
  • Helen Keller was a founding member of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. This was the first agency to provide services to the blind


  • A good and strong leader
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Wise
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Just and fair minded

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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Hellen Keller

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - Hellen Keller

The first deaf-blind person.

Hellen Keller was a determined individual considering her abilities, and was the first deaf-blind person to achieve a bachelors art degree.

Hellen Keller was the deaf-blind person who lived a celebrated life. Hellen was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She communicated to the world through sign language and was taught by a special teacher Ann Sullivan. Ann helped Hellen learn new things through touch, smell, taste and sound. Ann was a graduate of Perkins School for the Blind, now the oldest school for the blind in the United States. From a young age Hellen wanted to go to college. She attended Radcliffe in the autumn of 1900 and received her bachelors degree four years later in 1904 being the first deaf-blind person to do so. Hellen saw herself as, and was, a social activist fighting for good causes. Hellen joined the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), where she worked for over 40 years. She helped achieve better education for others like her. Also, she helped impoverished places for better life. Hellen made a significant impact when she was on the board if directors for the Braille Printing Press, allowing blind people to type. All in all, Hellen Keller lived a compassionate life filled of the joy of helping others. She did not let her body slow her down, and is an encouragement to all.

Life in Hellen Keller's world

Life in Hellen's world was civil. Her father was a man who served in the Civil War and Hellen met Ann Sullivan almost daily.

Was Hellen Keller a Hero?

  • Compassionate
  • Ambitious
  • Determined
  • Empathetic
  • Wise

Things you might not know about Hellen Keller

Hellen Keller wrote to eight presidents of the United States and received letters back from all of them.
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