Monday, August 25, 2008

Round the World

Elizabeth Jane Cochran
(1864-1922)
Journalist and Author

Pen Name:

Nellie Bly

She's famous for her amazing journalistic skills, such as her Undercover Asylum Expose.
Bly faked insanity to get the inside study at the Women's Lunatic Asylum Blackwell's Island, because of investigated reports of brutality and neglect.
Talk about a women who wants her story!

Nellie Bly was then inspired by the book Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.

She decides to take on the adventure herself in 1888.

It took her 72 days to circle the globe, landing her back in New York City.
Accomplishing the trip alone, Bly became a role model of Independence for Women.

Her fame brought this board game:



*images from here*

1 comment:

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