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Helen Adams Keller June 27, June 1, was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her June 27 birthday is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, in the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from Jimmy Carter. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World , she campaigned for women's suffrage , labor rights , socialism , antimilitarism , and other similar causes.
Portrait of Helen Keller as a young girl, with a white dog on her lap August On her father's side she was descended from Colonel Alexander Spottswood, a colonial governor of Virginia, and on her mother's side, she was related to a number of prominent New England families. Helen's father, Arthur Keller, was a captain in the Confederate army. The family lost most of its wealth during the Civil War and lived modestly. After the war, Captain Keller edited a local newspaper, the North Alabamian, and in , under the Cleveland administration, he was appointed Marshal of North Alabama. At the age of 19 months, Helen became deaf and blind as a result of an unknown illness, perhaps rubella or scarlet fever.
By Maureen Callahan. From the time she was a little girl, Rebecca Alexander had trouble seeing, but no one in her life not her parents, her siblings, her teachers, her friends thought it was a big deal. When Alexander turned 13, she would no longer respond when someone called her name from another room, and her mother, alarmed, took her to a specialist. Her mother wanted to tell her what they suspected was happening. Her father believed it was better to do it later let her enjoy her childhood. Keller, too, was born with hearing and sight; in , at 19 months old, she was ravaged by an unknown illness that robbed her of both senses. More than years later, Alexander herself is a modern-day Helen Keller, a woman of fierce independence and great accomplishment who cannot understand how this could be happening to her.
She learned to communicate and became a noted author, lecturer, and political activist.
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Stricken by an illness at the age of 2, Keller was left blind and deaf. Beginning in , Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate, and Keller went on to college, graduating in During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishments. Keller was born on June 27, , in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Keller and Katherine Adams Keller. Keller's father had served as an officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.