How Helen Keller changed deaf ed
by Nathan Cooper
Important life events that lead her to changing deaf and blind education.
- On July 28 Helen Keller had published The Story of my Life.
- Helen graduated from Radcliff college.
- On May 5, 1913 Helen made a collection of papers she published called Out of the Dark.
- In 1882 Helen had contracted Scarlet fever leaving her blind and deaf when she was 18 months old.
- On March 26, 1890 Helen learns how to speak freely.
What was her childhood like and how it effected her
- Helen's childhood was rough and it took her a while to learn sign language.
- On May 26, 1888 Helen was joyous to be at the Perkins institute for the blind with other children.
- she was taught by her teacher Anne Sulivan at a house in the countryside.
Her accomplishments for deaf/blind education.
- She talked to congress to improve the welfare of the blind.
- In 1915 Helen co-founded Helen Keller International to combat consequences of blindness. http://www.hki.org/
- Helen had helped make the brail press in 1924.
- Helen became the counselor of the American Foundation of Overseas Blind in 1946.
Awards she got fore what she did
- She got a Distinguished service medal for how much service she did for the blind.
- She got the presidential medal of Freedom, its the highest medal a civilian can get.
- Election to the woman's hall of fame, she was famous for all that she did for the blind and deaf.
- She got a honorary doctoral degree from many colleges in the USA.
- An entire room in the AFB is for all of her papers and memorbilia.
when and where was she born/died
- Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
- On June 1,1968 Helen died in Westport, Connecticut when she was 87.
- She had died in her sleep
Other interesting facts about Helen Keller
- Helen wrote and published The World I Live in 1908 Out of the Dark 1913 My Religion 1927, and Teacher 1955.
- A series of strokes in 1927, and old age had keep her home.
- When Helen was 15 she had a 40,000 mile trek across Asia.
- Helen tackled other political issues such as women suffrage, pacifism, and birth control.
- Helen had made friend with Mark Twain when she was in college.