This Day in History

Helen Keller, an American author, political activist, and lecturer, died on June 1, 1968. Despite losing her sight and hearing due to an illness at a very young age, Keller overcame significant disabilities to become a leading humanitarian of the 20th century. She was an advocate for people with disabilities, a campaigner for civil rights, and a supporter of women’s suffrage. Her life and work continue to inspire millions around the world, demonstrating the boundless capabilities of the human spirit.