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Keller, Helen definition


An educator and author of the twentieth century. Though blind and deaf from an early age, she learned to read, write, and communicate with sign language.

Note: Helen Keller is often mentioned as an example of persistence and courage in the face of overwhelming handicaps.
Note: The play The Miracle Worker dramatizes Helen Keller's early education.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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