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Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes

Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes

Activist and author Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing as a child and yet persevere to become a university graduate, activist and author.

  • Full name:  Helen Keller
  • Born: June 27, 1880. Died: June 1, 1968
  • American author, political activist, and lecturer.
  • First deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
  • Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth.
  • On September 14, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the United States' two highest civilian honors.
  • In 1965 she was elected to the National Women's Hall of Fame at the New York World's Fair.
  • Keller was born and raised in Arkansas and is an alumnus of Georgetown University.
  • Keller suffered a series of strokes in 1961. She spent the last few years of her life at her home
  • Her autobiography is called The Story of My Life

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Random Quote From Helen Keller

“The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important, than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus — the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir and keeps us in the intellectual company of man.”

— Helen Keller