Women’s History Month Spotlight: Helen Keller

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By: Riya Vlcan

3/31/2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Glasgow students celebrate women who have impacted the world in which we live. Spotlight #_ is Helen Keller. 

Helen Keller is an inspiring, phenomenal woman in our history. From an early age, Helen was both deaf and blind after an illness as an infant. As a child, she had relied on home signs to communicate with people, but when she was 17 she got a teacher, Anne Sullivan, who was able to teach her both writing and reading! Helen was also able to learn to understand other people by touching the speaker’s lips and jawline. This method is called the Tadoma method. Later on, Helen attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University, and in 1904 became the first deaf and blind person to receive a bachelor’s degree in arts.

Helen Keller is important to Glasgow because of all the awareness she brought about key acts and subjects. She helped bring awareness about issues like women’s rights, birth control, pacifism (against violence), etc., all of which are important to not only the world but the Glasgow community as well. She also helped bring recognition to the disabled community and helped the people in that community. Even after her lifetime, she continues to bring hope to all and be an inspiration to everyone showing us that we can achieve anything, no matter how difficult something may be. 

More information:

https://www.lvib.org/programs/helen-keller-author-speaker-suffragette-humanitarian/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XSDpEY2VbU 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller 

https://www.biography.com/activist/helen-keller#:~:text=Beginning%20in%201887%2C%20Keller’s%20teacher,in%20recognition%20of%20her%20accomplishments

https://www.hki.org/helen-kellers-life-and-legacy/