Helen Keller was a true American hero, in my eyes. She was born June, 27 1880 in Tuscumbia Alabama. Helens father was in the confederate army, and so was her grandfather on her mother’s side. Coincidentally one of Helen's ancestors was the first to teach to the deaf in Zurich; Helen did refer back to this in one of her autobiography. Helen was born able to see and hear, but by 19 months she became very ill.
...Governor Lurleen made the most impact on the educational system. She started junior colleges in Alabama starting in 1967 and having one of those named after her, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. LBWCC now has campuses in Andalusia, Opp, Greenville, and Luverne with the 2003 merger of LBWCC and MacArthur Stat Technical College. Governor Lurleen was taken too soon. She succumbed to cancer May 7, 1968, a day that will forever be remembered by every person old enough to have knowledge of her legacy.
Anne’s younger sister went to live with relatives and Anne and her younger brother Jimmie were sent to the State Infirmary, the almshouse at Tewksbury. They were sent there because Anne was too blind to be useful and Jimmie was lame with a tubercular hip. Jimmie died a few months later and Anne stayed there for four years. In October of 1880, when Anne was 14, she went to Perkins Institution and learned to read Braille. While she was there she had an operation on her eyes which allowed her to read normally for a limited amount of time.
In 1924, Helen started working at The American Foundation for the Blind and through this job she got to meet many different people, and wherever she went Anne would go to. All of a sudden in 1936 Helen’s beloved friend passed away. Helen was filled with grief and wanted to curl up into a deep dark hole. Anne had been the center of Helen’s life, so Helen knew that she would have to continue working and inspiring people for her. Helen continued to travel around the world and inspire deaf-blind people until she passed away on June 1, 1968.
She was born a healthy child. Then, at nineteen months old she got a really high fever that could have been Scarlet fever, which can cause people to have a very high fever of up to 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. This sickness went away but left her deaf and blind for the rest of her life. (Helen Keller) Helen Adams Keller was born to her father Captin Arthur H. Keller, a former officer from the confederate army, and his wife, Kate Adams Keller, who was a cousin of Robert E. Lee. June twentyseventh in Tucumbia Alabama.
Making an Impact In the world we live in today, people tend to take the simple things in life, such as sight and sound, for granted. Helen Keller (1880-1968) was born physically normal in Tuscumbia, Alabama, but lost her sight and hearing at the age of nineteen months to an illness now believed to have been scarlet fever (History.com). Five years later, Keller’s parents applied for her to attend the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, where Anne Mansfield Sullivan was later hired to be her teacher. When asked about Sullivan, Keller added "The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me." Keller learned from Sullivan to read and write in braille and to use the hand signals of the deaf-mute, which she could understand only by touch (History.com).
Helen Keller is one of the influential women in the history who made a huge difference to the world. Helen developed an incredible system for the deaf and the blind people. She lost her sight and hearing ability when she was at the age of 19 months (MacLeod, 2007). Helen started discovering the world by learning sixty different signs from her maid. When she reached the age of six, a blind governess was appointed to take care of Helen.
Biographical Summary Uncle Toms Cabin, written by Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe in 1852, made her the most widely known American woman writer of the 19th century. She was a housewife with six children, who opposed slavery with a passion. With the advice of her sister-in-law she decided to write this novel. Harriet or nicknamed “Hattie” Beecher was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was the sixth out of eleven children and was born into a family of powerful and demanding individuals.
Ida was on track to complete high school, her parents and youngest sibling died along with 301 other residents of Holly Springs in 1878 due to the yellow-fever epidemic (Podesta, 2016). Following their deaths, Ida moved to Memphis, Tennessee with her aunt, where she attended Fisk University. Ida began teaching at the age of fifteen to support her younger brothers and sisters following the death of her parents (Carlton-LaNey, 1998). At age 16, Wells-Barnett became responsible for her younger siblings. She also convinced the superintendent that she was eighteen years old and obtained a position as a teacher that paid her twenty-five dollars a month (The Gale Group, 2016).
Helen Keller was born on June 27,1880 in Alabama to Arthur and Kate Keller. Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer and a political activist. At the age of nineteenth months Helen was diagnosed with an illness called "brain fever" leaving her to be deaf and blind for the rest of her life. Growing up Helen gave her parents problems. She was always breaking and running into things so her parents sent her to a school for the blind.