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Helen Keller, Solidarity and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Helen Keller, Solidarity and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Price, V. (2018, January 14). Helen Keller, Solidarity and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Mercury Messenger. https://mercmessenger.com/helen-keller-solidarity-and-ralph-waldo-emerson/

Her staggering accomplishments first came into focus for me a dozen years before her death when I was 15 or 16. Through her sense of touch, she escaped what seemed to me like an impossible dead end of the senses. She was for me, a baffled kid with a terrible stutter, a profound symbol of prevailing against impossible obstacles. At first, I had no idea how she became so educated, articulate, and generous. How did she learn to speak and read and write and do all the things she did? To continue reading, follow the link above.