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Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller

Helen Keller reading braille

Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin

Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, AL. In 1882, Helen fell ill and was struck blind, deaf, and mute. Beginning in 1887, teacher Anne Sullivan helped Keller make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate. Helen went to college, and graduated in 1904. In 1920, she helped found the ACLU. During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishment

Helen Keller

Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan, and Helen Keller, 1894

Helen Keller and Patty Duke -- For those who do not get the significance of this meeting -- Patty Duke played Keller in both the play and the film The Miracle Worker, for which she won the Oscar at age 16. Two extraordinary women. Then when Patty Duke got older she played Anne sullivan as an adult, Anne Sullivan was Helen's teacher.

Helen Keller with her pit bull.

Rare photo of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, found nearly 120 years after it was taken. Shot in July 1888, possibly the earliest photo of the two women together.

Helen Keller and her Pitbull