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By 1909 Keller had become a socialist and corresponded with figures such as Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, and Arturo Giovannitti. Close, long-term friends included her childhood mentors Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), as well as the artist Jo Davidson, actress Katharine Cornell, and Takeo Iwahashi, a leader of advocacy for the blind in Japan, who was himself blind.
She supported the popular demand for workers' rights as well as rights for women. It was as an advocate for the blind and deaf-blind that Keller found her preeminent vocation in life.
They were joined there by Anne's future husband, John Albert Macy, who became Keller's editor.
Between 19, Keller wrote fourteen books and hundreds of magazine articles and speeches.
Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880, the daughter of Captain Arthur H. Captain Keller was the owner of a struggling newspaper, the North Alabamian.
Helen had two younger siblings, Mildred and Phillips Brooks Keller and two half brothers, James and Simpson, from her father's prior marriage.
Helen's education began in 1888 and lasted until 1904.Please contact AFB for permission to publish material from the Helen Keller Archives.Please use the following citation: "Courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives." Donations are accessioned periodically into the collection.Helen Keller bequeathed her personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts to the American Foundation for the Blind in 1968.These were augmented by professional papers generated from 1924 through 1968 during Keller's employment at AFB.