Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan – (021)

21-Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Born: June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1, 1968, Easton, Connecticut, United States
Movies: The Miracle Worker, Helen Keller in Her Story
Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom

[BIOGRAPHY.com] :  Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882, she fell ill and was struck blind, deaf and mute. Beginning in 1887, Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate, and Keller went on to college, graduating in 1904. In 1920, Keller helped found the ACLU. During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishments.

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” – Helen Keller

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ~Helen Keller

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” ~ Helen Keller

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller

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21-Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan:  Johanna “Anne” Mansfield Sullivan Macy (April 14, 1866–October 20, 1936), better known as Anne Sullivan, was an Irish-American teacher, best known for being the instructor and companion of Helen Keller

[BIOGRAPHY.com] : Born on April 14, 1866, in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, Anne Sullivan was a gifted teacher best known for her work with Helen Keller, a deaf, blind, and mute child she taught to communicate. At only 21 years of age, Sullivan showed great maturity and ingenuity in teaching Keller and worked hard with her pupil, bringing both women much acclaim. Sullivan even helped Keller write her autobiography.

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind, and beholdall things are changed!  —  Anne Sullivan —

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.”   — Anne Sullivan  —

“the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.” —  Anne Sullivan —

 “I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.”   —  Anne Sullivan  —

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