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Helen Keller, famous for overcoming blindness and deafness to become one of the founders of the ACLU, was not born with these disabilities. Historians believe she suffered from either scarlet fever or meningitis in 1882,... More »

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Helen Keller is famous for the many achievements she accomplished, despite being blind and deaf from a very young age. These achievements include graduating college, founding the ACLU and becoming one of the 20th century... More »

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The most important events in Helen Keller's life were in her early years when she contracted meningitis as a baby and became deafblind, but another important event in her life was her graduation from Radcliffe college in... More »

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Photographs of Helen Keller show her in dresses. A Celebration of Women Writers includes parts I and II of "The Story of My Life," where an entry by her teacher, Ann Sullivan, written on June 19, 1887, says, "… she is ve... More »

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In 1882, Helen Keller suffered from an illness her doctor called a brain fever and lost her ability to see, speak and hear. In the 21st century, the exact illness remains a mystery, but some doctors believe she suffered ... More »

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Around the age of 2, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. Keller learned to communicate, read and write when she was 7, thanks to Anne Sullivan. She learned English literature, mathematics, history, Greek, Latin, French a... More »

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The actual cause for Helen Keller's condition is unknown, but some speculate that it was an illness such as rubella or scarlet fever. Many of her symptoms were referred to as a "congestion" of the brain and stomach. Even... More »

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