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Nellie Bly, 1890.
Nellie Bly in 1890

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Nellie Bly Circled the Globe
January 25, 1890

Miss Bly was no stranger to taking risks. Once, pretending to be insane, she had herself committed to an asylum in New York for ten days so she could expose the horrible conditions there. Her report on the asylum, and later reports on slum life, inspired people to change these conditions. She also helped to pave the way for women in journalism. Have you ever thought of being a reporter? How long do you think it would take to go around the world today? How would you make your journey?
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