Helen Keller – Born on 27 June 1880

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘After all, seeing, like poetry, is the soul’s prerogative’ – Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller, the writer, political activist and lecturer, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on 27 June 1880.

We’ve been reading stories about Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan in the Archive, and almost every story moves us with the amazing manner in which Helen Keller lived her life.

So to celebrate what would have been her 133rd birthday, here are two newspaper reports about this awe-inspiring woman.

historical newspaper report about helen keller

The Evening Post. – Monday 19 October 1903

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000582/19031019/115/0006

historical newspaper report about helen keller

Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 07 July 1937

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19370707/112/0010

historical newspaper report about helen keller

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