Helen + Anne toured the world together as ambassadors for the deaf + blind. In 1932, they went to Scotland ~ a trip that Helen wrote about in a 1933 book. While there, they were presented with fellowships by the Educational Institute of Scotland + this quote is drawn from Helen's acceptance speech.
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Anne Sullivan was the loving teacher who helped Helen quite literally find her voice. Anne's story was remarkable in it's own right. She was hired by the well-to-do Kellers as a 20-year-old grad of Perkins School for the Blind. Having come from a poor Irish family who didn't have the resources to care for her, she spent much of her childhood in a state care facility. Anne became Helen's mentor, friend + life-long companion. The two are buried next to each other.