Nellie Bly gained her reputation as a reporter when she exposed poor conditions at the Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island. Bly reported on issues of importance to women, producing an important interview with Susan B. Anthony and covering major events in the suffrage campaign.
A free lecture, Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond, has been set for Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 pm at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, 525 Main Street.
New York University Professor Brooke Kroeger, author of the biography Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist, will speak. Kroeger’s latest book, The Suffragents, chronicles the prominent, influential men whose support helped women get the vote.
Photo of Nellie Bly as a Herald in the 1913 Washington, DC Suffrage Parade.
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