(American Author and First Deaf-Blind Person to Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1, 1968
A prolific author, having written 12 published books and several articles, Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her autobiography, The Story of My Life, made Keller famous and was adapted for film and stage. She was also an activist and campaigned for women’s suffrage, labour rights, socialism and other such causes.
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