Navigation Bar ... to the right are several menu selections. Home ... Return to main menu and top of the site Map to select the Home page of this site. Gallery ... Select this button to view a virtual walkthrough of Ivy Green, the birthplace and childhood home of Helen Keller's Birth Home Map to select the first page of the virtual walk though of the Keller home in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Biography ... Select this button to view a fairly brief chronological biography of Helen Keller. Much of this information was taken from a term paper assignment turned in by Sarah Demirha, age 11, from Campbell, California. Map to select the first page of the Biography. Links ... Select this button to view a list of links other Helen Keller sites Map to select the Links Page. Miscellaneous ... Select this button to bring up a menu of additional selections, including Contact information, more information about Ivy Green, including maps, and driving directions, and information about the folks who created this site. Map to select the Miscellaneous Page.
       
  Spring, 1890

Miss Sarah Fuller, principal of the Horace Mann School, offers to teach Helen to speak.  Helen learns to speak rapidly and audibly greets her family on her next visit to Tuscumbia.

Spring, 1891

Helen lobbies on behalf of Tommy Stringer, a deaf and blind boy from Pennsylvania. The success and social contacts she develops during this period inspire her later to devote her life towards working for the public good. Helen wrote many letters, including one in the Boston Globe that inspired people to send in $1600.

 

       
 

November, 1891

  A picture of Helen at age 8 or 9, soon after learning to read Braille
       
 

After several years at the Perkins Institute, Helen sends the story, "The Frost King," as a birthday present to the director of the institute, Michael Anagnos.  He subsequently publishes it in the Perkins Papers.  Months later, it is discovered that the story was markedly similar to "The Frost Faeries," by Margaret T. Canby.  Eventually Anagnos feels that Helen had plagiarized the story.

   
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