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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Keller, Helen Adams 1880-1968. American memoirist and lecturer. Blind and deaf since infancy, she learned to read, write, and speak from her teacher Anne Sullivan, was graduated from Radcliffe (1904), and lectured widely on behalf of sightless people. Her books include Out of the Dark (1913).

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  • n. United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)

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