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Who Keller was born on June twenty-seventh eighteen eighty in Cumbria Alabama due to a childhood illness. Helen became blind and deaf at the age of around nineteen months when she was six years old. Helen was examined by Alexander. Graham Bell who sent her to an Sullivan a twenty year old teacher at the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston after a few months of instruction with an Helen learned how to associate objects with finger spelled words on her palm she learned to read raised words on cardboard to communicate by arranging words in frame plus she learned. Braille eighteen ninety. Helen learned of another deaf and blind girl in Norway. Who learned how to speak. She told an that she wanted to do the same and turn to Sarah Fuller a teacher at the Horse Man School for the deaf. Helen eagerly learned how to speak by feeling her teacher's mouth. She could pick up accents by detecting which syllables were longer than others. When she was fourteen years old helen enrolled in the right human school for the deaf in New York City. Two years later she started attending the Cambridge School for Young Ladies and Massachusetts she was admitted to Radcliffe College in one thousand nine hundred and graduated with honors in Nineteen Oh four. Helen grew up in an era. When deaf people were deeply misunderstood and mistreated a new movement of teachers believed sign? Language was primitive so they suppressed teaching sign and pushed speech training as way to assimilate deaf people into society. Deaf people were seen as inferior and many were thrown into asylums. Helen's breakthroughs and skills proved these perceptions false. She broke Taboos Bhai writing about her blindness for women's magazines like the Ladies Home Journal the Century McClure's and the Atlantic monthly and shared her story and several of her own books written over the course of fifty years including the story of my life optimism. The world I live in and the open door in one thousand nine hundred thirteen. Helen started lecturing with an interpreter at her side and traveled around the world several times. It was an historic day. At Sydney's deafen dominated. The youngsters have been fascinated by daily reports of their idol. The Great Helen Keller who triumphed over Dennis Dumbness and blindness. She mostly spoke in support of the American Foundation for the blind and she later established a two million dollar Endowment Fund for the Organization in Nineteen. Twenty Helen co-founder at the American Civil Liberties Union alongside Roger Nash Baldwin and other Advocates Helen's pioneering advocacy for the rights of deaf. Blind people helped lead to the release of disabled people from asylums. She also encouraged thirty states. Organize COMMISSIONS FOR THE BLIND LYNDON B. Johnson awarded her the Presidential Medal of freedom while she often depicted as such. Helen was not apolitical. She was an advocate for birth. Control and a staunch socialist. She was watched by the FBI. Who at the time kept files on people associated with communism? Perhaps surprisingly she was also a vocal proponent of eugenics all belief and practice was far more normalized by the scientific community at the time. Her support for the issue remains a highly complicating aspect of her. Legacy and Sullivan was helens faithful companion until her own death in October of nineteen thirty six. Helen continue to be an advocate and speaker until she passed away on June first. Nineteen sixty eight. Helen once wrote my life has been happy. Because I've had wonderful friends and plenty of interesting work to do. I seldom think about my limitations. And they never make me sad. It took around the nineteen sixties for sign language to be rediscovered in research circles beautiful language and vital tool while today deaf. People still face societal barriers. 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