“What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” —Helen Keller
Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an American educator who overcame the double-adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians. She was an author, political, activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Among other organizations, she co-founded the ACLU and Helen Keller International, whose mission is to save the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. But she is most remembered for her incredible determination and imagination that allowed her to move beyond the darkness of being blind and deaf and make the world a better one, especially for the disabled.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” —Helen Keller