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Helen Keller was a writer and advocate for the handicapped. At the age of nineteen months, due to an attack of scarlet fever, Keller lost her senses of sight and hearing. She entered Radcliffe in 1900; with the aid of Anne Sullivan and other tutors, she took a full program and graduated cum laude in 1904. After college she worked extensively on behalf of the blind, and for refugees and the disabled after World War II. Keller was a prolific writer, and among her works were two autobiographies: The Story of My Life (1902) and Midstream--My Later Life (1929).

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