Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, AL. In 1882, Helen fell ill and was struck blind, deaf, and mute. Beginning in 1887, teacher Anne Sullivan helped Keller make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate. Helen went to college, and graduated in 1904. In 1920, she helped found the ACLU. During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishment
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