Helen Keller Biography

Helen Adams Keller

Helen Adams Keller (born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, June 27, 1880 - died in Easton, Connecticut, June 1, 1968 at age 87 years) is an author, political activist and lecturer America. She became the winner of the Honorary Degrees University Women's Hall of Fame, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Lions Humanitarian Award, and even his life story won two Oscars . He wrote articles and books on the famous, including The World I Live In and The Story of My Life (typed with regular letters and Braille), which became a classic in American literature and translated into 50 languages. She traveled to 39 countries to speak with the president, raising funds for the blind and deaf. He founded the American Foundation for the Blind and the American Foundation for Overseas Blind


She was born normal in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1880. At the age of 19 months, she attacked the disease that caused blindness and deafness. She was so wild and can not be taught. At the age of 7 years old, his parents believe private teacher Anne Sullivan became Helen and mentor. Annie held her hand under the water and with sign language, he said, "WATER" on the other hand. Helen currently holds the land, Annie said "LAND" and this is done as many as 30 words per day. Helen was taught to read by Braille to understand what he meant. Helen writes, "I remember the most important day in my entire life was when my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me." Diligently, Annie taught Helen to speak through the mouth movement, so she said, "The best and most beautiful thing that is not seen or touched by the world is perceived in the heart." He studied French, German, Greek and Latin through Braille. At age 20, he enrolled at Radcliffe College, Harvard University branch for women. Annie Hellen accompany textbooks to read, letter by letter through the hands of Helen in braille. Only 4 years old, she graduated with magna cum laude.

Writing a book

At the age of 11, Keller wrote her first book titled The King Frost (1891). There are allegations that this story is plagiarized from The Frost Fairies by Margaret Canby. An investigation into the matter revealed that Keller may have experienced cryptomnesia case, where it has a story that was read to him Canby but forgot about it, while the memory remained in her subconscious.

At the age of 22, Keller published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1903), with the help of John Macy and his wife, Anne Sullivan. This includes words that Keller wrote and the story of his life until age 21, written during his lecture.
In 1908, Keller wrote The World I Live In (1908) which gives the reader insight into how he felt about the world.

Out of the Dark, a series of essays on socialism, published in 1913.
Spiritual autobiography, My Religion, was published in 1927 and re-issued as Light in my Darkness (Light in my Darkness).

The word virtue is remembered Helen Keller:

"Face the problem and acknowledge its existence you live, but do not let yourself in kuasainya. Let yourself be aware of the situation of education in the form of patience, happiness, and understanding the meaning.

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  1. a.most says:

    Why is Helen Keller referred to as a man throughout this article?

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