Helen Adams Keller (1880 - 1968) MP

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Birthplace: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Death: Died
Cause of death: Stroke
Occupation: American Author, Activist and Lecturer
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About Helen Adams Keller

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college.

The story of how Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play The Miracle Worker.

What is less well known is how Keller's life developed after she completed her education. A prolific author, she was well traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller

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Helen Keller, Presidential Medal of Freedom's Timeline

1880
June 27, 1880
Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
1888
1888
- present
Age 7
Perkins Institute for the Blind
1894
1894
- present
Age 13
Wright-Humason School for the Deaf
1894
- present
Age 13
Horace Mann School for the Deaf
1896
1896
- present
Age 15
The Cambridge School for Young Ladies
1900
1900
- 1904
Age 19
Radcliffe College
1968
June 1, 1968
Age 87
June, 1968
Age 87
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States