Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880 (d. June 1, 1968). She was an American author, lecturer and political activist. She was a member of the Socialist Party, the Industrial Workers of the World, and she campaigned for women’s suffrage, socialism, labor rights, the rights of people with disabilities and other causes of the radical left of the time. In 1915, she and George Kessler found Helen Keller International (HKI). In 1920, she helped found the ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union.
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