Helen Keller To Sing At Harvard
Helen Adams Keller was born in June 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At 19 months she contracted an illness that may have been scarlet fever or meningitis that left her deaf and blind. She commun
In 1888 Keller attended the Perkins Institute for the Blind. In 1894 Keller attend the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf and the Horace Mann School for the Deaf. In 1896 Keller entered The Cambridge School for Young Ladies. She started attending Radcliffe College in 1900. In 1904, at the age of 24, Keller graduated from Radcliffe, becoming the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. To communicate with others as conventionally as possible, Keller learned to speak. She read lips with her hands and became proficient at using Braille and reading sign language.
On August 16, 1912 Helen Keller sang a song at a performance at the Otological Congress at Harvard School of Medicine to an audience of some of the mot noted ear and speech specialists in the world. She had made the announcement of the performance to the press last night by herself over the phone. Her speech was so clear the reporters hardly believed that it was Miss Keller on the phone.