Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U. She was a young woman from Scotland who had no experience with deaf or blind people. Keller wrote in the Akita Journal:
Keller suffered a series of strokes in 1961 and spent the last years of her life at her home.
A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World Helen Keller campaigned for women's suffrage labor rights socialism and other radical left causes. Helen Adams Keller (June 27 1880 – June 1 1968) was an American author political activist and lecturer. The story of how Keller's teacher Anne Sullivan broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language allowing the girl to blossom as Helen Keller learned to communicate has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.