Helen Keller The Conqueror of Physical Handicaps
|Helen A Keller|
|Anne Sullivan Macy|
|Helen (left) & Anne|
There are a good number of people followed her steps in helping and giving service to the people around even in spite of their deformities or disabilities. Such people’s lives will always be an encouragement even to the physically able one.
1880 – Helen Keller was born on 27 June
1886 – Helen was sent by her mother while being accompanied by her father to seek the help of Dr. J. Julian Chisolm, an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist in Baltimore, for advice
1887 – Anne Sullivan started teaching Helen by arriving at Helen’s home in March.
1888 – From May, Helen started attending Perkins Institute for the Blind.
1891 – One of the earliest known Helen’s written piece was when she was eleven years old The Frost King.
1894 – Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan moved to New York to get a special education from the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf and educate under Sarah Fuller at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf.
1896 – Keller and Sullivan moved back to Massachusetts and Helen entered The Cambridge School for Young Ladies.
1900 – Helen was admitted to Radcliffe College, where she lived in Briggs Hall, South House.
1903 – Keller was 22 years old when her autobiography, “The Story of My Life” was published which received help from Sullivan and Sullivan’s husband, John Macy.
1904 – Keller received her graduation from Radcliffe College at the age of 24. With this Helen became the first deaf and blind person ever to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
1905 – Anne Sullivan married John Macy.
1908 – Keller wrote “The World I Live In” which talked about her feelings of the world she felt living inside.
1909 to 1921 – Keller remained a Socialist Party member for which she actively campaigned and wrote many pieces in support of the working class.
1912 – Keller joined the Industrial Workers of the World known as the IWW or the Wobblies.
1913 – A series of essays on socialism, “Out of the Dark” was published.
1914 – Anne’s health declined somewhere around 1914.
1915 – She found the Helen Keller International (HKI) organization along with George Kessler which devoted its work and research in the areas of vision, health, and nutrition.
1916 to 1918 – She regularly wrote for IWW.
1919 – She appeared in a silent film, “Deliverance” which told the story of her life in a melodramatic and allegorical style.
1920 – Helen greatly helped founding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
1927 – Keller’s spiritual autobiography “My Religion” was published.
1961 – Helen Keller was attacked by several strokes which confined her to her home in the final years of her life.
1964 – On 14 September President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded her with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom which is regarded as one of the United States’ highest two civilian honors
1968 – Keller died in her sleep on 1 June
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