Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. Keller (1880-1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Anne Sullivan (1866-1936), broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language. Sullivan was Keller's teacher, then governess, and eventual companion for 49 years.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains... My advice is : "Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in God. Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy!" -- Anne Frank
Mary Jane Patterson (September 12, 1840 - September 24, 1894) is believed to be the first African American woman to earn a bachelor's degree. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1862 and went on to teach in Philadelphia and Washington DC where she was the first black principal of the school that became Dunbar High School. #TodayInBlackHistory