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Anne Sullivan, teacher and companion of Helen Keller, is born in Hampden County, Massachusetts

Anne Sullivan (with Helen Keller, left)
04/14/1866
Johanna Mansfield Sullivan Macy, better known as Anne Sullivan, the teacher and companion of Helen Keller, was born of Irish immigrants in Hampden County, Massachusetts.  She contracted an eye ailment as a child and was largely robbed of her sight but, through family difficulties that included time in an orphanage, she was educated at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown.  She then became the teacher of Helen Keller and remained with her until her own death in 1936. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Kim E. Nielsen, Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2009), 4-12.

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