Helen's first teacher, Anne Sullivan, taught her how to sign + write. By the time she was 10, Helen decided it was time for her to speak. Anne brought her for 11 lessons with Sarah Fuller at Boston's Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In this speech, Helen promoted the controversial practice of teaching deaf people to speak so that they could function + succeed everyday society.
Helen was a head-lining celebrity in her day. Here, the famous flora-lover is snapped with Anne during the presentation of roses for New York's International Flower Show where she was the guest of honor.
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