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Keller in graduation cap and gown

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Going to Radcliffe College

Keller enjoyed college, but she decided that college learning wasn't always ideal. She thought that students' schedules were too hectic and didn't allow time to sit and think. She wrote that "we should take our education as we would take a walk in the country, leisurely, our minds hospitably open to impressions of every sort."

She and Sullivan must have been really busy at Radcliffe, since Keller also wrote her autobiography, The Story of My Life while she was there. In 1904, 24 year old Helen Keller graduated with honors. She had fulfilled her dream and had showed the world what a determined deaf and blind woman could do.

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