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  1. Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) • Nellie Bly was actually a pen name for Elizabeth Cochran • Her father died when she was young, and her mother remarried an abusive man, causing her to feel helpless and want to stand up for women’s rights • She went to a Methodist-Episcopal school when she was young, and attempted to go to boarding school for one semester, but dropped out due to financial problems. • A sexist column published in a paper caused her to write a rebuttal and end up with her career in journalism.

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly http://www.library.csi.cuni.edu/dept/history/lavender/386/nellie.html http://pabook.libraries.pso.edu/paltimap/bios/Cochran_Elizabeth.html Bly was one of the first investigative journalists, going undercover to an insane asylum in order to write Ten Days in a Madhouse, a work about the horrible treatment of asylum inhabitants and how the government should reform them The government ended up giving $850,000 to help reform asylums, and Nellie Bly went on to do other record-breaking feats, such as traveling around the world in 72 days Greatest Contribution