“The countries as she was for those in

 “The best and most
beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt
with the heart” Said by the most unique Girl American author, Socialist,
political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person
to earn a bachelor of arts degree. She was known by her inspiring lectures. She
is Helen Adams Keller. Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
when she was 19 months old Scarlet fever caused her to become completely deaf
and blind. Anne Sullivan a graduated blind teacher from the Perkins Institution
for the Blind in Boston is the one who assigned to taught Hellen to communicate
and make her understand the things that she couldn’t understand. Hellen
couldn’t understand why every object had a word. Teaching Hellen is so
difficult for Anne. Anne believed that the key to reaching Helen was to teach
her obedience and love. Within months Keller had learned to feel objects and
associate them with words spelled out by finger signals on her palm. As the time
pass by, Helen Keller became interested in the welfare of blind persons in
other countries as she was for those in her own country; conditions in poor and
war-ravaged nations were of particular concern. From an early age, she
championed the rights of the underdog and used her skills as a writer to speak
truth to power.

 

While still a student at Radcliffe, Helen began a writing
career that was to continue throughout her life. In 1903, her
autobiography, The Story of My Life, was
published. This had appeared in serial form the previous year in Ladies’
Home Journal magazine. Helen’s other published works include Optimism, an
essay; The World I Live In; The Song of
the Stone Wall; Out of the Dark; My Religion; Midstream—My Later
Life; Peace at Eventide; Helen Keller in Scotland; Helen Keller’s Journal; Let
Us Have Faith; Teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy; and The Open Door. In
addition, she was a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers. The Helen Keller
Archives contain over 475 speeches and essays that she wrote on
topics such as faith, blindness prevention, birth control, the rise of fascism
in Europe, and atomic energy. Helen used a braille typewriter to prepare her
manuscripts and then copied them on a regular typewriter. Despite of her condition,
She became famous and shocks the world as an icon of perseverance and became a lecturer
by sharing her experiences with audiences, and working on behalf of others
living with disabilities. Keller tackled social and political issues, including
women’s suffrage, pacifism and birth control. She also advocates to improve the
welfare of blind people. In 1915, along with renowned city planner George
Kessler, he co-founded Hellen into International to combat the causes and
consequences of blindness and malnutrition. In 1920, Hellen helped found the
American Civil Liberties Union. Helen was very proud of her assistance in the
formation in 1946 of a special service for deaf-blind persons. Her message of
faith and strength through adversity resonated with those returning from war
injured and maimed. Helen’s ability to empathize with the individual citizen in
need as well as her ability to work with world leaders to shape global policy
on vision loss made her a supremely effective ambassador for disabled persons
worldwide. Her active participation in this area began as early as 1915, when
the Permanent Blind War Relief Fund, later called the American Braille Press,
was founded. She was a member of its first board of directors. In 1946, when
the American Braille Press became the American Foundation for Overseas Blind
(now Helen Keller International), Helen was appointed counselor on international
relations. It was then that she began her globe-circling tours on behalf of
those with vision loss. The foundation provided her with a global platform to
advocate for the needs of people with vision loss and she wasted no
opportunity. As a result of her travels across the United States, state
commissions for the blind were created, rehabilitation centers were built, and
education was made accessible to those with vision loss.

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I admire Hellen
because of her inspirational lectures, despite of her condition by being deaf
and blind, throughout her life, Keller devoted her energies to humanitarian
pursuits, advocating for economic justice and the rights of women and of people
with disabilities. She asserted her right “to feel at home in the great world”
and through her eloquence and tireless activism, she fought for the same right
on behalf of all people. Despite of being disabled, Hellen was honored around
the globe and garnered many awards. She received honorary doctoral degrees from
Temple and Harvard Universities in the United States; Glasgow and Berlin
Universities in Europe; Delhi University in India; and Witwatersrand University
in South Africa. She also received an honorary Academy Award in 1955 as the
inspiration for the documentary about her life, Helen Keller in Her Story. Wherever
she traveled, she brought encouragement to millions of blind people, and many
of the efforts to improve conditions for those with vision loss outside the
United States.Helen was famous from the age of 8 until her death in 1968. Her
wide range of political, cultural, and intellectual interests and activities
ensured that she knew people in all spheres of life. She was also Widely
honored throughout the world and invited to the White House by U.S. president
from Grover
Cleveland to Lyndon B.
Johnson, Keller altered the world’s perception of the capacities of
the handicapped. More than any act in her long life, her courage, intelligence,
and dedication combined to make her a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit
over adversity.

 

 

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