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Helen Adams Keller

Helen Adams Keller, counselor on international relations American Foundation for Blind. Trustee American Hall of Fame, National Institute Arts and Letters. Member Phi Beta Kappa (alumni member Radcliffe College, 1933).

Background

  • Keller, Helen Adams was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States.

  • Education

    • Studied under the direction of Anne Marshfield Sullivan Macy, her teacher and companion, 1887—1936. AB cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1904. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Temple University, 1931.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Glasgow, Scotland, 1932. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1951. Fellow (honorary), Educational Institute Scotland.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Delhi, 1955. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Free University, Berlin, 1955. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University, 1955.

    Career

    • Lecturer on behalf of blind throughout United States, Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Hashemite Kingdom of the Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Korea, Manchukuo, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia. Counselor on national and international relations American Foundation for Blind, Incorporated, New York York City. Also counselor on national and international relations American Foundation Overseas Blind, Inc.

    Works

    • The World I Live in / Helen Keller
    • Review "Roger Shattuck's striking new edition of The World I Live In, a sparkling work too long obscured, renews Helen Keller for all generations-for the steadfast admirers of her art, and particularly for readers not yet acquainted with the sightless genius who taught the world the majesty of her insight.
    • Optimism Within
    • Rendered deaf and blind by scarlet fever at the age of a year and a half, Helen Keller, with the help of Anne Sullivan, other teachers, and her own determination, learned to read, write, and speak several languages.

    Membership

    Trustee American Hall of Fame, National Institute Arts and Letters. Member Phi Beta Kappa (alumni member Radcliffe College, 1933).

    Connections

    • Daughter of Captain Arthur H. and Katherine (Adams) Keller. Deaf and blind since age of 19 months as result of illness.
    • father: Captain Arthur H. Deaf
    • mother: Katherine (Adams) Keller. Deaf
    Helen Adams Keller
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    Died June 1, 1968
    (aged 87)
    Nationality
    • 1904
      Radcliffe College
    • 1931
      Temple University
    • 1932
      University Glasgow
    • 1951
      University Witwatersrand
    • 1955
      University Delhi
    • 1955
      Free University
    • 1955
      Harvard University
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