Nellie Bly: Celebrating This Courageous Journalist, Feminist, Traveler and Fighter for Justice
May 5, 2014

On May 5, 1864, in the western town of Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania, the thirteenth child of Judge Michael Cochran was born. Her given name was Elizabeth Jane. All the other mothers in Cochran’s Mills had the habit of dressing their daughters in muted brown and gray fabrics…but not Mary Jane Cochran. She dressed her daughter…

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Blast From the Past: Newsboy Strike of 1899
July 27, 2012

  In the month of July, in 1899, an organized group of children stopped the city! Hundreds of boys and girls who sold newspapers on the streets of New York marched onto the Brooklyn Bridge and other places around the city in order to put a halt to traffic and other businesses. They were fed…

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