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Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. - Helen Keller

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All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. - Helen Keller
There is something spiritually uplifting about touching the actual well-pump where Anne Sullivan reached into the dark silent world of young Helen Keller's mind and opened the window of communication.

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The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. -Helen Keller
Helen Keller worked for the American Foundation for the Blind for more than 40 years. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880, and became deaf and blind at 19 months. Few could have imagined the leading role she would go on to play in many of the significant political, social, and cultural movements of the 20th century. Until her passing on June 1, 1968, she worked unceasingly to improve the lives of people with disabilities.


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True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Helen Keller
Helen was famous from the age of 8 until her death at the age of 87. The photographs contained in the Helen Keller Archives span the nine decades of her life. The images provide a window into her life and the social, political, and cultural changes that took place in American society and the world around her.

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Since 1921, AFB has been a leader in expanding possibilities for the nearly 25 million Americans living with vision loss. A national nonprofit with offices in five U.S. cities, we champion access and equality, and stand at the forefront of new technologies and evidence-based advocacy. We address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss and their families, breaking down societal barriers and promoting broad systemic change. Like Helen Keller, AFB's most famous ambassador, we are committed to creating a more equitable world for people with disabilities.

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Helen Keller was a luminary who continues to transcend her historical era. Because she was a woman outspoken in her principles, she inspired changes in public attitudes about the capabilities of people with visual impairments. As she pushed for revolutionary changes in the law, people with disabilities were able to transition into mainstream education and employment. Helen Keller inspired future generations of people with disabilities to live life to the fullest.

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In just a few days, she taught Helen how to spell words with her hands (called the manual alphabet, which is part of the sign language that deaf people use.) The trouble was, Helen didn't understand what the words meant—until one morning at the water pump (like an outdoor water fountain) she got a whole new attitude.

Biography of the Deaf and Blind Activist Helen Keller

As caretakers of Helen Keller's archival collection and legacy, we are honored to share her history with you via our website. Learn more about Helen Keller's life through AFB's , her and , , and her own memoir, .