JUNE 27, 1880, HELEN KELLER WAS BORN IN TUSCUMBIA
A remarkable story of how to overcome obstacles. She devoted her life to teaching those who were blind and deaf. She lost her sight and hearing at an early age due to an illness. She was taught how to understand words by teacher, Anne Sullivan, who came to their home, Ivy Green.
By age 10, Helen had mastered Braille as well as the manual alphabet and even learned to use the typewriter. By the time she was 16, Helen could speak well enough to go to preparatory school and to college. In 1904 she was graduated “cum laude” from Radcliffe College. The teacher stayed with her through those years, interpreting lectures and class discussions to her.
Helen Keller, the little girl, became one of history’s remarkable women. She dedicated her life to improving the conditions of blind and the deaf-blind around the world, lecturing in more than 25 countries on the five major continents. Wherever she appeared, she brought new courage to millions of blind people.