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Helen Keller Day

Honor Helen Keller and her contributions to society on this special day - celebrate with acts of kindness and awareness for the deaf and blind community!
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Celebrate Helen Keller Day on June 27th and take some time to recognize the inspiring accomplishments of this remarkable woman! Helen Keller was an incredible force for social change, becoming the first deaf-blind person to earn a college degree. She was an advocate for women's rights, civil rights, labor rights and international peace. Despite her physical limitations, she devoted her life to helping others through her writing, public speaking and activism. Let's use this day to remember her legacy and be inspired by it.

History of Helen Keller Day

Helen Keller Day Dates

Helen Keller Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Helen Keller</div><div class='timeline-text'>Helen Keller is born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States, on June 27th.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1887</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Meeting Anne Sullivan</div><div class='timeline-text'>At the age of 7, Helen meets her life-long teacher, friend, and companion, Anne Sullivan.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Graduation Accomplishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>Helen Keller graduates from Radcliffe College, becoming the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Civil Liberties Union</div><div class='timeline-text'>Helen Keller helps to found the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), demonstrating her advocacy for civil rights.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Presidential Honor</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Lyndon B. Johnson awards Helen the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the highest civilian honors in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pennsylvania's Special Tribute</div><div class='timeline-text'>The state of Pennsylvania becomes the first to honor Helen Keller's birthday as a state holiday.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Helen Keller Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read about Helen Keller</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learn more about the woman who changed the way we view disabilities, and discover how she overcame her obstacles and inspired so many. Read about her life and accomplishments, or watch one of the movies made about her.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteer your time at a local organization that helps people with disabilities. You can help by teaching a skill, leading an activity, or simply providing companionship and support.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit a museum that is dedicated to Helen Keller and her work. Learn more about her life and the impact she had on society. You may even be able to find artifacts from her life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread awareness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to educate others on Helen Keller's story and the impact she had on the world. You can share her story on social media or create your own event to spread awareness.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a donation to an organization that supports people with disabilities in honor of Helen Keller. Your donation will help provide resources and services for those in need.</p></div></div>

Why Helen Keller Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Helen Keller is an inspiration</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Although Helen Keller was born deaf and blind, she persevered in life and achieved her goals. She became a prolific writer, published numerous books, founded the "American Foundation for the Blind," and served as an advocate for people with disabilities. Her determination is an inspiration to us all!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Helen Keller Day celebrates progress</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Thanks to advances in science and technology, blind and deaf people are able to lead full and productive lives. On Helen Keller Day, we recognize the progress that has been made in supporting and accommodating individuals with disabilities. It's a reminder that everyone has potential and can contribute greatly to society!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Helen Keller Day raises awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Helen Keller Day is an important opportunity to raise awareness about issues related to blindness and deafness. We can also use it as an occasion to educate ourselves about other forms of disability and how we can better support those living with these conditions. After all, even small acts of kindness can make a big difference!</p></div></div>

5 Unfamiliar Facts About Helen Keller's Legacy

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Helen Keller was a women's suffrage activist</h3><p class='facts-content'>Beyond her advocacy for persons with disabilities, Helen Keller was a key figure in the women's suffrage movement, championing for women's rights to vote.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Helen Keller was a co-founder of the ACLU</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 1920, she helped establish the American Civil Liberties Union, advocating for the protection of individual rights and liberties.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>She helped elevate disability as an international discourse</h3><p class='facts-content'>Keller travelled over 35 countries on 5 different continents to advocate for disability rights, helping to establish schools and improve conditions for people with disabilities worldwide.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Keller made several film appearances</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite her disabilities, Keller appeared in several films and was involved in a Hollywood feature film "Deliverance" to share her triumph over adversity.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Keller authored 14 books and numerous articles</h3><p class='facts-content'>Throughout her lifetime, Helen Keller authored a considerable number of works, disseminating her experiences and inspiring global audiences with her courage and intellect.</p></div></div>

Helen Keller Day FAQs

When is Helen Keller Day?

Helen Keller Day is celebrated on June 27th every year. In 2024 Helen Keller Day will occur on a Thursday.

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