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In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental institution.

Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed

Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly. In intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental institution.

Baby Cage, 1937
The Baby Cage was designed to let your kids get some sun lights even if a patio is not available in your apartment.

“Baby Cage, 1937 A nanny supervising a baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high tenement block window. The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Mother Jones  1837 - 1930  
LABOR LEADER    Mary Harris Jones, assailed in Congress as "the grandmother of all agitators," and hailed as "the miner's angel" by workers, fought against child labor and for decent conditions, fair pay, and safety in the workplace.

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1837 – November was a American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer, who helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World.

This year, more than 700,000 people will be released from prisons and jails in the U.S. and more than half of them suffer from some form of mental illness.

Jenn Ackerman. Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons

Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons « Prison Photography

Nellie Bly, an investigative reporter, faked insanity to spend time on Blackwell's Island to investigate claims of cruelty in the Women's Asylum.  her report in 1887 and subsequent book, caused a sensation.

Nellie Bly, an investigative reporter, faked insanity to spend time on Blackwell's Island to investigate claims of cruelty in the Women's Asylum. her report in 1887 and subsequent book, caused a sensation.

Miep Gies risked her life to hide and help feed Anne Frank and her family.  She carefully guarded Anne's diary after it was discovered until Anne's father returned from the prison camps.

Miep Gies risked her life to hide and help feed Anne Frank and her family. She carefully guarded Anne's diary after it was discovered until Anne's father returned from the prison camps. A true angel.

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America's First Ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln: The well-educated wife of Abraham Lincoln, witnessed her husband's assassination, suffered the loss of two children and institutionalization by another.

Focus: Nellie Bly - The Orange County Register

Focus: Nellie Bly

Essay about new year celebration in the philippines Essay About New Year Celebration In Philippines Catholic Nail. Influence of the Catholic religion Typical for the Philippines are the many festivals and processions.

Kate Barnard  First woman in America to be elected to a statewide office. This amazing  woman was elected before women could vote. She was a major influence on the Constitution of the new state of Oklahoma. She was able to get 30 laws passed to protect prisoners, the poor, orphans, union members, Native Americans, etc. When she died sick and alone, corrupt politicians arranged her burial in an unmarked grave. Going in History > Women's History.

Kate Barnard - FIRST woman in America to be elected to a statewide office.

Connie Reeves, Kerrville, Texas  At 101 years old, Connie was still riding her horse every day.   I asked her what her secret to longevity was.  She said,   “Well Honey, you just don’t let that rocking chair take over…you get up and go even if you don’t want to.”

At 101 years old, Connie was still riding her horse every day. She taught over girls to ride at a girls summer camp over a span of 70 years. She was a huge inspiration to many people. Her health was great and her mind was sharp.

Women Heroes of WWII: Maria von Maltzan: The German Countess Who Hid Jews

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson. "Women Heroes of World War II" by Kathryn Attwood

Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch evangelical, was arrested and sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp in 1944 for hiding Jews. After the war, she encountered one of the cruelest former camp guards. She said of that moment, "For a long moment we grasped each other's hands, the former guard and the former prisoner. I had never known God's love so intensely as I did then."

Corrie ten Boom and her smile. Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian. Along with her father and other family members, Corrie helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it. Author of "The Hiding Place"

"Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was arrested in 1936 and charged with high treason, whereupon she served four and a half years in a women's prison, followed by "protective custody" in Nazi concentration camps until 1945, when she escaped. She was a prisoner functionary in the infirmary at Auschwitz-Birkenau and because of her helpfulness to Jewish and other prisoners, was called the 'Angel of Auschwitz'."

Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".

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