MNH, NICELY CENTERED
TOPIC: HELEN KELLER & ANNE SULLIVAN
YEAR OF ISSUE: 1980
DENOMINATION: 15 CENT
QUALITY: MNH, OG, NICELY CENTERED
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
HELEN KELLER was born June 27, 1880 – American author, educator, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States. She died on June 01, 1968 in Easton, Westport, Connecticut, United States. Keller was blind and deaf. Her education and training represent an extraordinary accomplishment in the education of persons with these disabilities. Keller was afflicted at the age of 19 months with an illness (possibly scarlet fever) that left her blind and deaf. She was examined by Alexander Graham Bell at the age of 6. As a result, he sent to her a 20-year-old teacher, Anne Sullivan (Macy) from the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, which Bell’s son-in-law directed. Sullivan, a remarkable teacher, remained with Keller from March 1887 until her own death in October 1936.