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

Helen Keller

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
Place of birth



    • A good and strong leader
    • Inspiring / Charismatic
    • Wise
    • Kind and compassionate


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

    Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. but soon contracted an illness that left her blind and deaf. She was able to conquer this though, and become a hero.

    Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, with the ability to see and hear. By 19 months though, Helen contracted an illness, most likely scarlet fever or meningitis, leaving her blind and deaf. Barely able to communicate, her family contacted several people in hopes of helping Helen. Finally, in 1887, a women named Anne Sullivan was able to help Helen start communicating again. Helen attended Perkins Institute for the Blind and later Wright-Humason School for the Deaf. Later in her life, Helen learned to speak, and would give many speeches and lectures. She died in Easton, Connecticut, at age 87.

    Life in Helen Keller's world

    Lacking the ability to see or hear, communication was nearly impossible for Helen. Eventually though, she learned to communicate. She soon learned to communicate with others, and even speak, and was able to give many speeches and lectures, inspiring many others.

    Was Helen Keller a Hero?

    • Fought for womens suffrage
    • Inspiration to disabled people
    • Fought for labor rights

    Things you might not know about Helen Keller

    Helen had a protruding left eye, and when she was an adult, both of her eyes were replaced with glass ones.
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