The beautiful young woman pictured in this photo is Helen Keller who was born on this day in 1880. The story of her relationship with her teacher, Annie Sullivan who helped her gain the ability to communicate was chronicled in the film and play, The Miracle Worker. You can find copies of the film as well as books about Helen Keller at the Capital Area District Library. Go today and learn about Helen Keller's amazing achievements. [Photo and text courtesy of NYPL]
Helen Keller quote: " I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."