Helen keller!

Helen Keller

  • Helen's Birth

    Helen Keller was born.
  • Helen became sick

    Helen became blind, deaf and mute when she was about 2 years old.
  • Helen's mother looks for help

    Helen’s mother was looking for inspiration in 1886(Helen was about 6 years old) when she came across an article by Charles Dickens, American Notes, and read about the successful education of another blind and deaf child, Laura Bridgman.
  • Helen learns to communicate a little bit

    Helen and Martha Washington created a type of sign language and by the time Helen was 7 they had more than 60 signs to communicate with each other.
  • Anne Sullivan starts working with Helen Keller.

    In March 1887, Anne Sullivan went to Helen’s house and started working with Helen right away.
  • Helen starts speaking

    In 1890 Helen began speech classes at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Boston.
  • Helen attends the Wright-Humason School

    In 1894 she started attending the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in N.Y. City. There she worked on improving her communication skills and studied regular academic subjects.
  • Helen goes to the Cambridge School for Young Ladies

    In 1896 she attended the Cambridge School for Young Ladies a school for young women.
  • Helen graduated

    Helen graduated from Radcliffe in 1904, at the age of 24.
  • Polly Thomson is Helen's Secretary

    Polly Thomson had begun working as a secretary for Helen in 1914 and after Anne’s death she became Helen’s companion.
  • Helen found Helen Keller International

    In 1915 Helen and George Kessler founded and co-founded Helen Keller International to combat the causes and consequences of blindness.
  • Helen Dies

    Helen died in her sleep on June 1, 1968, just a few weeks before her 88th birthday.
  • Anne Sullivan Dies

    In 1936 Anne Sullivan died. She had health issues and in 1932 she completely lost her eyesight.