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 Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Birth
Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Death 1 Jun 1968 (aged 87)
Easton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 567 · View Source
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Social Reformer, Civil Rights Activist. After losing her sight and hearing when only 19 months old, Helen Keller would learn to read and write with the help of Anne Sullivan of the Perkins Institute for the Blind; this extraordinary process was later immortalized in William Gibson's 1959 play "The Miracle Worker." Keller graduated from Radcliffe College with honors in 1904, wrote several books, and became a ceaseless advocate for a number of causes and organizations, including both pacifist and veterans' groups, the American Foundation for the Blind, and the International Workers of the World.

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HELEN KELLER AND HER LIFELONG COMPANION ANNIE SULLIVAN MACY ARE INTERRED IN THE COLUMBARIUM BEHIND THE CHAPEL.

(Also written in BRAILLE)


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 567
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Keller (27 Jun 1880–1 Jun 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 567, citing Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .