Performance: Women In History: Annie Sullivan
At the age of five, trachoma struck Annie Sullivan, leaving her nearly blind. Despite being left in an orphanage with no formal educational facilities, Sullivan prospered. After regaining her eyesight from a series of operations and graduating as class valedictorian in 1886 from the Perkins Institute for the Blind, she began teaching Helen Keller. All who came in contact with them were amazed at the ability of Miss Sullivan to reach Miss Keller and Keller’s heightened ability to grasp concepts unheard of by deaf and blind students before her. Women In History is dedicated to the education of all people through the dramatic creation of lives of notable women in U.S. history.