Helen Keller: America’s First Lady of Courage was presented on November 4 through the Alabama State Department of Education’s ACCESS Distance Learning program. Students were guided through a presentation about the inspirational Alabama native’ life and accomplishments. Students learned about Keller becoming deaf and blind at a young age, after battling a severe illness. They also learned the remarkable story of Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, finally breaking through her wall of silence by teaching her the word “water” while pumping water into her hand from a well. The students learned many aspects of Keller’s life, including her education at Radcliffe University, her accomplishments as a writer and lecturer, and her friendships with other notable historic figures such as Alexander Graham Bell and Mark Twain.