Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A Woman Who Shaped History – Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Helen Keller was very influential in advocating for the disabled.  She got an illness as a baby that left her unable to see, speak or hear.

She was taught sign language by pressure on her hands and was able to attend Radcliffe College.

She wrote an autobiography – The Story of My Life.

She was active in supporting the Foundation for the Blind and in many other social reform movements.

In all she wrote 7 books and made 2 documentary films.

An inspiration to us all!


  1. A great and inspiring life that of Helen Keller.

  2. I've visited her childhood home in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Very simple house, smaller than one would imagine. The water pump and guest house are quite visible from the main house, quite different from how they are presented in "The Miracle Worker". So good to remember inspirational people.

  3. one truly amazing lady - as was ann sullivan, her teacher

  4. One of a kind! I read The Miracle Worker when I was around 13-14 and never forgot Hellen Keller.
    Thank you so much for sharing. I'm pinning.

  5. Truly Amazing!!! I need to read her autobiography again - totally inspiring!


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