Anne Sullivan Macy

Anne Sullivan Macy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Johanna "Anne" Mansfield Sullivan Macy, also known as Annie Sullivan, was an American teacher best known as the instructor and companion of Helen Keller. Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. In 1874 her mother, Alice, died, probably of tuberculosis; after which Anne was sent to an almshouse. In 1880, Anne, who was nearly blind from untreated trachoma, was sent to the Perkins School for the Blind. Anne had a brother, Jimmie, born in 1869, a sister Ellen born in 1867 and a sister, Mary. Michael Anaganos, director of the Institute, then located in South Boston, was approached to suggest a teacher for the Keller's deafblind daughter. He asked Anne Sullivan, a former student, herself visually impaired and only 20 years old, to become Helen's instructor. It was the beginning of a 49-year relationship, Sullivan evolving into governess and then eventual companionshow more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136734133
  • 9786136734132