Helen Keller

The first college graduate to be both deaf and blind, Helen Keller later became a noted activist for social causes.

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Who was Mr.Anagnos for Helen Keller?

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He was the director of Perkins Institute for the Blind.

Is Hellen Keller a virgin?

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No, she got it in one time on a blind date.

If you know what i mean.. ;)

What was Helen Keller's favorite color?

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Purple, she was told about the color with people describing the color to her.

What did Helen Keller major in college?

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Helen Keller studied arithmetic (Least favorite) , English literature (Favorite) , American history, French, and German.

What breed of dogs did Helen Keller have?

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An Akita. Her service dog was a pitbull.

This is not true

What did Helen Keller parents want?

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i want answer of why did helen parents feel helpless?what efforts did they make to solve her problem

What race was Hellen Keller?

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Yes, she was. Her Father was a former Confederate officer, and is sometimes called Captain Keller. Somehow, they try to sidestep this angle of history.

What does the name hellen mean?

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The name Hellen means you are beautiful and a very good singer!!

What challenges did hellen Keller faced?

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I dont know hahahaahahahahah

im a dummy

-monica im 11 :)

Was Helen Keller deaf blind and dumb?

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She wasn't dumb in the modern sense of the word (lacking intelligence), but was not able to communicate normally via speech. She was deaf and blind.

Did Helen Keller get ever get pregnant?

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no Helen Keller did not have any kids

no, she did not even marry. Once she was going to (I think his name was something Fagan... I can't really remember). But her mother found out and chased him out of the house, and he never came back again. Her mother didn't think that disabled people should get married.

What was the sickness that left Helen Keller blind and deaf?

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Helen Keller was not born blind and deaf. When she was 19 months old she contracted an illness speculated to be either scarlet fever or meningitis. This left her blind and deaf.

Source: wikipedia

What was Helen Keller's childhood like?

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Helen's childhood was really rough. She was blind and deaf, she became blind and deaf when she was two years old. When she was five years old, Helen's mom Kate, told her husband that there daughter wanted to talk and understand what people were saying. They called Anne Sullivan and Anne tutored Helen, until she knew what people were saying. Anne then taught Helen lots of things, then, Helen was free. Her first word was Doll, her second word was water. Helen then could talk, then she started writing books.

What was Helen Keller like before she met anne Sullivan?

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she was partly sad she was happy at times because she had friends such as Martha and her lazy dog but at other times she got sad that not everyone was like her and only she could live in the darkness that went on forever anne brought hope to her

Time line of Helen Kellers life?

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Chronology of Helen Keller's Life

June 27, 1880Helen Keller is born to Captain Arthur Henley Keller and Kate Adams Keller at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

February 1882After being struck by illness, Helen loses both her sight and hearing. No definitive diagnosis of the disease is ever determined.

Summer 1886The Keller family meets with Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, who recommends contacting Michael Anagnos, director of Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston. Captain Keller writes to Anagnos, requesting a teacher for Helen. Anagnos contacts his star pupil and valedictorian, Anne Mansfield Sullivan.

March 3, 1887Anne Sullivan arrives in Tuscumbia and begins teaching Helen manual sign language.

April 5, 1887Anne makes the "miracle" breakthrough, teaching Helen that "everything had a name," by spelling W-A-T-E-R into Helen's hand as water from the family's water pump flows over their hands.

May 1888Anne, Helen, and Kate Keller travel north, visiting Alexander Graham Bell, and meeting President Grover Cleveland at the White House, and visiting Aganos at Perkins Institution.

Fall 1889Anne and Helen return to Perkins, where Helen is considered a "guest" of the school.

November 1891Helen sends Anagnos the story "The Frost King" as a birthday present. She is accused of plagiarism. By 1894, Anagnos had broken off his relationship with Helen and Anne.

October 1894Helen and Anne travel to New York City, where Helen attends the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf.

August 19, 1896Helen's father, Captain Keller, dies.

Fall 1896Helen becomes a devout Swedenborgian.

October 1896Helen is accepted as a pupil at the Cambridge School for Young Ladies, in preparation for attendance at Harvard's annex for women, Radcliffe College.

December 1897Helen and Anne leave the Cambridge School and move to Wrentham, Massachusetts. Helen continues her college preparatory studies with the assistance of private tutors.

July 4, 1899Helen receives her certificate of admission to Radcliffe College.

September 1900Helen becomes a member of the freshman class of 1904 at Radcliffe.

March 1903With the help of editor John Albert Macy, Helen writes The Story of My Life.

Spring 1904Helen and Anne buy a home on seven acres of land in Wrentham.

June 28, 1904Helen becomes the first deaf-blind individual to receive a bachelor of arts degree, graduating cum laude from Radcliffe.

May 3, 1905Anne marries John Macy at Wrentham.

July 1908Helen writes and publishes The World I Live In.

Spring, 1909Helen and John Macy join the Socialist Party of Massachusetts, and Helen becomes a suffragist.

January 1913Helen and Anne begin their career on the lecture circuit, which is to last more than 50 years. Helen writes and publishes Out of the Dark, a collection of socialist writings.

1914John Macy leaves Anne, though they never officially divorce.

October 1914Polly Thomson joins Helen and Anne's household.

November 1916Peter Fagan, John Macy's assistant, proposes to Helen, and they take out a marriage license in Boston. Helen's mother forces her to publicly renounce her engagemen. Helen is sent to Montgomery, Alabama, to visit family, while Anne and Polly travel to Lake Placid and Puerto Rico in hopes of aiding Anne's failing health.

October 1917Helen and Anne sell their farm in Wrentham and move with Polly to Forest Hills, New York.

May 1918Deliverance, a silent film based on Helen's life, is produced.

February 1920Helen and Anne begin their vaudeville career.

June 1921Helen's mother, Kate Keller, dies.

October 1924Helen and Anne begin their work with the American Foundation for the Blind.

June 1925Helen makes an appeal before the International Convention of Lions Clubs, asking the Lions to become "Knights of the Blind."

October 1927My Religion, Helen's account of her Swedenborgian beliefs, is published.

Spring 1929Midstream, an autobiographical account of Helen's later life, is published.

April 1930Helen, Anne, and Polly travel abroad for the first time, visiting Scotland, Ireland and England for over six months.

April 1931Helen, Anne, and Polly participate in the first World Council for the Blind.

August 1931Helen, Anne, and Polly travel to France and Yugoslavia.

May 1932The women make a third trip abroad, visiting Scotland and England.

August 26, 1932John Macy dies in Pennsylvania.

December 1932Helen is elected to AFB's board of trustees.

June 1933Helen, Anne and Polly return to Scotland.

October 20, 1936Anne Sullivan Macy dies.

November 1936Helen and Polly travel abroad, visiting England, Scotland, and France.

April 1937Helen and Polly travel to Japan, Korea, and Manchuria.

Spring 1938Helen Keller's Journal, a personal account of Helen's life in 1936 and 1937, is published.

September 1939Helen sells her home in Forest Hills, and the household moves to Arcan Ridge in Westport, Connecticut.

January 1943Helen begins her visits to the blinded, deaf, and disabled soldiers of World War II in military hospitals around the country. She calls this "the crowning experience of my life."

October 1946Helen and Polly make their first world tour for the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind (AFOB) , AFB's sister organization, visiting London, Paris, Italy, Greece, and Scotland. In the next 11 years, they would visit 35 countries on five continents.

November 1946A fire destroys Arcan Ridge, along with almost all of the household's possessions.

September 1947The household moves into Arcan Ridge 2, an almost identical replica of the original Arcan Ridge home.

April-August 1948Helen and Polly begin a tour of Australia and New Zealand as representatives of the AFOB. When they reach Japan, Polly suffers her first stroke, and the remainder of the tour is canceled.

Spring 1950-Spring 1953Helen and Polly continue to travel all over the world, including Europe, South Africa., the Middle East, and Latin America.

Winter 1953A documentary film of Helen's life, The Unconquered (later renamed Helen Keller in Her Story), is released.

February 1955Helen and Polly embark on a tour of the Far East, including India and Japan.

June 1955Helen receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, the first woman to be so honored.

December 1955Teacher, Helen's biography about Anne Sullivan Macy, is published.

Spring 1956The Unconquered wins an Academy Award for best feature length documentary of 1955.

November 1956Helen makes peace with Perkins Institution, attending the dedication of "Keller-Macy Cottage."

Winter 1956-57William Gibson's play The Miracle Worker, based on Helen's early life with Anne, debuts on television and on Broadway.

May 1957Helen and Polly tour Iceland and Scandinavia.

March 21, 1960Polly Thomson dies.

October 1961Helen suffers her first stroke and retires from public life.

September 1964President Lyndon Johnson confers the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, upon Helen. She is unable to attend the ceremony.

June 1, 1968Helen Keller passes away in her sleep. Over 1,200 mourners attend the funeral at the National Cathedral. Helen's ashes are interred there with those of Anne and Polly.

From To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller.Copyright ©2000 AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind. All rights reserved.

Was Helen Keller a good or bad person?

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She was blind and deaf that being said it's kind of hard to make a judgment like that about someone who had no real idea of her surroundings

Did Anne Sullivan have friend when she was little?

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No, she didn't. Actually she didn't even marry.

Why is Helen Keller famous today?

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She showed the world that you can do anything you set you mind to. She was blind and deaf and she showed the world that she could horseback ride, read, write and even do things better than people that arn't blind and/or deaf.

What does it mean to do the Helen Keller?

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It is a crude sexual meaning. It means; when a guy shoots out sperm on a girls eyes and mouth. It is reffering to the woman Hellen Keller that was Blind, Deaf and Mute.

How many pets did Helen Keller have?

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helen keller had 1 loyal dog but was not a seeing eye dog

When did Helen Keller publish her first book?

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when she was 20 years old her first book was The story of My Life

If a man is blind or deaf how can he perceived?

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It is possible. You can first start by spelling words out on the mans arm. eg. Say you wanted to say water. You would get water on you hands and spell water with the wet hand and they would know the meaning! hope it helped

How did josh Norman and mike Keller provide coverage of Katrina?

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By using a blog to post updates and photos