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On June 27, we celebrate Helen Adams Keller's birthday. She was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Toward the end of her career, as she was speaking at a midwestern college, a student asked, "Miss Keller, is there anything that could have been worse than losing your sight?" Keller replied: "Yes, I could have lost my vision." Helen Keller was one of the founding mothers of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Explore the resources on this page to learn more about Helen Keller and the amazing work she did as a deaf blind individual.
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Helen Keller (1880--1968). (2012). In P. Dreier, The 100 greatest Americans of the 20th century: a social justice hall of fame. Nation Books. Credo Reference.
Keller, Helen (1880 - 1968). (1998). In Market House Books Ltd. (Ed.), The penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women. Penguin. Credo Reference.
Martinez, D. (2016). Keller, Helen. In D. Martinez, A to Z of women: American women leaders and activists (2nd ed.). Facts On File. Credo Reference.
Helen Keller (1880--1968)and Anne Sullivan (1866--1936). (2020). In D. G. Felder, The American women's almanac: 500 years of making history. Visible Ink Press. Credo Reference.
Wepman, D. (2014). Keller, Helen. In E. Foner, & J. A. Garraty (Eds.), The Reader's companion to American history. Houghton Mifflin. Credo Reference.
American Civil Liberties Union. (2009). In Grey House Publishing (Ed.), Contemporary legal issues: Encyclopedia of religion and the law in America (2nd ed.). Grey House Publishing. Credo Reference.
Disability rights history. (2020). In A. L. Williams (Ed.), Disability series: Communication disabilities sourcebook: basic consumer health information about different types of communication disorders and their impact on personal, social, and economic well-being, recovery and rehabilitation techniques, and tips for caregivers ; along with facts about rights and benefits of people with communication disabilities and resources for additional help and information. Omnigraphics, Inc. Credo Reference.