2 Daniel Keyes He was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 1927. After graduating from Brooklyn college, he worked as aneditor for Marvel Science Fiction magazine and was alsoa fashion photographer.He later pursued a writing career and taught high school English.While still teaching, in 1959, he published his short storyFlowers for Algernon in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.He won the Hugo award for best science fiction of the year.He turned the short story into a novel published in 1966.In 1968 the novel was portrayed in a movie named Charley.His novel won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America.
6 1955-1968: The Civil Rights Movement: A struggle for equality African-Americans fought forequality for all Americans.This fight for equality alsosparked other movements such asthe disability rights movement which began in 1970.How do you think disabled individuals were treated when Flowers for Algernon was written? How is it different now?
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