An educator and author of the twentieth century. Though blind and deaf from an early age, she learned to read, write, and communicate with sign language.
Helen Keller is often mentioned as an example of persistence and courage in the face of overwhelming handicaps.
The play The Miracle Worker dramatizes Helen Keller's early education.
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