Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. She was born with the ability to see and hear. At 19 months of age, she contracted an unknown illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness left her both deaf and blind. Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism and other similar causes. Keller proved to the world that deaf people could all learn to communicate and that they could survive in the hearing world. She also taught that deaf people are capable of doing things that hearing people can do. Keller met every U.S. President from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon B. Johnson and was friend with many famous persons, including Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Twain.
Heron Books, London, in the serie Women Who Made History,1970. Hardback. Publisher's olive faux leather, gilt and white titles, rule, and designs on the spines and front boards, gold-painted green endpapers, and gold ribbon markers. 327 pp. Lavishly illustrated.
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