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Online Lecture: The Adventures of Crusading Journalist Nellie Bly

Program No. 24603RJ
Join us on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about crusading journalist Nellie Bly.
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At a Glance

Nellie Bly was a pioneer in the world of investigative journalism, writing for Pulitzer’s New York World. In 1887, she spent “10 Days in a Mad-House,” to expose the treatment of female inmates at Blackwell’s Asylum. Join author and lecturer James Dalessandro on an exploration into Nellie Bly’s life and adventures. From exposing bribery in the state legislature to infiltrating a baby-peddling ring run by New York doctors and a forced prostitution ring that involved NYPD officers, Bly survived both abuse and death threats. Then, in 1890, she decided to challenge Jules Verne’s epic “Around the World in 80 Days,” by becoming the first person to circumnavigate the globe — solo. Her movements and dispatches were tracked by schoolchildren nationwide.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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