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Education 1894-1904

Helen sitting on a stone wall reading braille, 1902 - select for more details
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Helen sitting on a stone wall reading braille, 1902

In 1902, a year before her graduation, Helen successfully published her first book, The Story of My Life. John Macy, an editor and instructor at Harvard University, edited the book, and Helen dedicated it to Alexander Graham Bell, who had helped so much with her education. The book received great reviews, including one from Mark Twain. (In a letter to Helen, Twain also referred to the plagiarism scandal that took place 12 years before.) Since the book was first published, it has been translated into 50 languages!

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Wright-Humason School class picture, 1895 - Helen and Anne are seated at front-left

Helen's certificate of admission to Radcliffe College, 1899

Helen and Anne playing chess, 1900

Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan, Mark Twain, and Laurence Hutton, circa 1902

Helen, Anne, and Alexander Graham Bell, 1901

Helen sitting on a stone wall reading braille, 1902

Helen with her Boston Terrier, reading a braille book, 1904

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