ALEXANDE GRAHAM BELL
Helen’s association with Dr. Alexander Graham Bell was at the age of six in
Washington in the year 1886.It was on the advice of Dr. Bell Helen’s parents sent her to speech classes at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Boston which proved to be the foundation of Helens education and life. In fact, Helen has dedicated her autobiography The Story of My Life to Dr. Bell, an inventor and a teacher of the deaf. Helen was greatly fascinated with the sympathetic and tender nature of Dr.Bell and visited him at his home and laboratory. It was on his suggestion that Helens father wrote to Mr. Anagnos and subsequently found Miss Sullivan as a teacher. Dr. Bell accompanied Helen and Miss Sullivan on their visit to the Worlds Fair in 1893. Dr. Bell who is a wonderful and patient teacher could instill enthusiasm in his students with his delightful explanations. Helen notes that Dr. Bell was a humourous person and a poet with unlimited love for children, especially for the deaf. Alexander GrahamBell and Helen Keller got along very well and remained good friends.