Famous People Born in 1880
Educator, Activist, Journalist / 1880 - 1968
American educator Helen Keller overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians, as well as co-founder of the ACLU.
Women's Rights Activist, U.S. Representative / 1880 - 1973
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and was a committed pacifist.
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