Re-writing our History Book- Helen Keller

Re-writing our History Book- Helen Keller

on Nov30

Submitted By: Denise

           Many important people in U.S history don’t get recognized for what they do, Helen Keller is one of them. During her early life she wasn’t blind and deaf. Helen Keller gave a lot of speeches that inspired and encouraged millions of people to believe that blind and deaf people can live with the rest of the world . During her last years of her life Helen´s health suffered  and spent the remaining years of her life in Connecticut. Helen Keller is an important person in U.S history.

       “Helen was born on June 27, 1880”(McLeese,9). When Helen was born she was just like any other child, however when Helen was just a year and a half old she got a really bad fever.When the fever went away Helen was left blind and deaf. Helen was called a wild child because it was hard to make her behave and teach her. People told Helen’s parents to put her in an asylum but they didn’t want to.Helen’s parents found a teacher for Helen her name was, Anne Sullivan,and was 21 years old, Anne had once been blind but an operation let her see again. Anne came to live with the Keller’s, and Helen called this, “ the most important day I can remember.” In conclusion, that is Helen Keller’s life as a child.

        “In 1890 Helen started speech classes in Boston” (Biography .com editors,2). One of the most interesting things about Helen Keller is that she did a lot of speeches that inspired and encouraged millions of people to believe that blind and deaf people can live with the rest of the world. In 1946 Helen started working for a group that assisted blind people all over the world.Helen also worked for people with disabilities,raising awareness,money ,and support.Helen wanted to learn more about the world and how she could help to improve the lives of people.With help of Anne , Helen wrote her first book it was called “The story of my Life” it told about her life as a child to when she was a college student. In conclusion, that is Helen Keller’s Contributions to U.S history.

         During Helen Keller’s later life her health suffered.Helen spended the remaining years of her life at her home in Connecticut. “Helen died on June 1, 1968 just a couple of weeks before her 88th birthday” (Biography .com editors ,2). During her life Helen was a strong example of what imagination and hard work can do. In conclusion, that was Helen Keller’s later life.

           In conclusion, that was Helen Keller’s life. In her early life she had a lot of difficulties but she got through it. She made a lot of speeches so blind and deaf people would have a better life. She spend the remaining years of her life at her home in Connecticut. Helen Keller will always be remembered because now blind and deaf people have a better life.    

        

         

                        Works Cited

“Helen Keller.” Bio. 9 Nov. 2016

          www.biography .com/people/helen keller-9361967

“Helen Keller.” Wikipedia. 9 Nov. 2016

          https://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/Helen Keller

McLeese,Don.Women Leaders:Helen Keller

           Vero beach, Florida:Rourke,2003.



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