Helen Keller: “The most important day I remember”

Hellen Keller with Anne Sullivan

“The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me. I am filled with wonder when I consider the immeasurable contrasts between the two lives which it connects. It was the third of March, 1887, three months before I was seven years old.”

– Helen Keller, who amongst her many accomplishments, became the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts in the U.S. after graduating from Radcliffe College.

Note: photo is of Helen with Anne on Cape Cod in July 1888.

“Hellen Keller: ‘The most important day I remember'” sources: R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society