Helen Keller

  • She is Born

    She is Born
    Helen Keller was born on this date as a healthy child to Captain Arthur H. and Kate Adams Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
  • Severe Illness Strikes

    Severe Illness Strikes
    Helen becomes very ill at the age of 19 months. The illness causes her to go blind and deaf.
  • Life Altering Meeting

    Life Altering Meeting
    Helen meets Annie Sullivan, who will become her teacher. Annie breaks through Helen’s dark world by teaching her sign language at a water pump.
  • Gifted

    Helen has mastered the Braille alphabet as well as the manual alphabet and even learned to use a typewriter! She begins classes at Horace Mann School for the Deaf in NYC.
  • Helen Goes to Prep School

    Helen Goes to Prep School
    Helen attends Cambridge School for Young Ladies
  • College Graduate!

    College Graduate!
    Helen graduates from Radcliff College at the age of 21. While there she writes her first book.
  • Death

    Helen passes away. During her life she became an activist for change and the handicapped.