Adams Keller was born a healthy baby in Tusculumba, Alabama on the 27th
June, 1880. At the the age of 19 months,
she lost her sight and hearing following an attack of scarlet fever. At the age of 7, her parents applied to the Perkins Institute
for the Blind at Boston for a teacher to teach Helen at home. The Institute sent Ann Sullivan who transformed a difficult child
into a well educated woman. In 1904, Helen Keller graduated with honours from Radcliffe College of Boston University.
Her life was devoted to improve the welfare of the deaf and the blind. She died in 1968.