The Story of My Life3. About the author Helen Adams Keller (June 27,1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The prolific author, Keller was well traveled and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women’s suffrage, workers’ rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes. There was one great soul in Keller’s life who was the reason for all her achievements in life, Anne Sullivan, Helen’s teacher.4. Anne Mansfield Sullivan Helen’s teacher “The Miracle Worker’’ in Helen’s life5. Major Characters6. Helen Keller Helen Keller is the author of The Story of My Life. The story is actually an autobiography of her life.7. Arthur H. Keller Helen’s father, Arthur Keller had been a captain in the Confederate army. He was a hospitable man who enjoyed bringing guests home to see his garden.8. Kate Keller Helen’s mother, Kate Keller was an early source of comfort for the troubled child. Kate learned the manual alphabet so that she could communicate effectively with her daughter.9. Anne Mansfield Sullivan When Anne went to teach Helen Keller, she was only twenty years old and a recent graduate of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. Throughout Helen’s life, Sullivan was dedicated to supporting her efforts in education and in social reform, which was uninterrupted even after Sullivan married Helen Keller’s editor, John Albert Macy. Sullivan died in 1936.10. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell Dr. Alexander Graham Bell first met Helen when she was six years old and her parents brought her to him for advice on how to teach her. Dr. Bell remained a friend to Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. “The Story of My Life “is dedicated to him.