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Helen Keller Quotes (Author of The Story of My Life)
6 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Helen Keller
You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles—a delight in climbing rugged paths, which you would perhaps never know if you did not sometime slip backward—if the road was always smooth and pleasant. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. Sometime, somewhere, somehow we shall find that which we seek. We shall speak, yes, and sing, too, as God intended we should speak and sing. The life of Helen Keller must be one of the most inspirational stories in history. Lee himself.
Written by Steve O'Keefe on October 27, If you only know Helen Keller as the deaf blind girl who learns language at the water pump, you don't know Helen Keller. That willful little girl grew up into a willful woman suffragette who spoke with her hands loudly enough to be heard around the world. This book reveals the hidden side of Helen Keller which has nearly been erased from history. The Miracle Worker is the name of a book, a play and movie about the young Helen Keller. The miracle worker of the title is not Helen Keller but her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who taught Keller to finger spell and sign, and to write and read Braille. Sullivan was herself blind for a number of years but regained her sight.
Born in northern Alabama, Helen Keller suffered a 'brain fever' probably scarlet fever or meningitis at age 19 months that left her blind and deaf. The disease also turned her into an out-of-control child, usually in a foul temper. Finally, in their own defense, her parents traveled to Baltimore to meet with Alexander Graham Bell. The famous inventor, who studied speech while working on his telephone, subsequently had become interested in educating deaf children. Bell told the Kellers to contact the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, which in turn recommended a former pupil, Anne Sullivan, as Helen's teacher. The orphaned Sullivan, herself mostly blind since age five, also had had a difficult life, and desperately needed the work.
She was a Socialist living in Wrentham, Mass. If they are denied a living wage, I also am denied. While they are industrial slaves, I cannot be free. Helen Keller was a much more interesting and complex person than the sanitized image projected by her publisher and the American Federation for the Blind. In the popular mind, she is either the nice lady who traveled around the world promoting peace or the virginal young girl with a Braille book in her lap. The latter image was cemented in with the play The Miracle Worker , which was made into an Oscar-winning film in , then remade twice again for television. Helen Keller was actually a card-carrying union member who marched in suffrage parades, kept a large red flag in her office and refused to cross a picket line to see the premiere of a movie about herself.