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Roosevelt Island Historical Society: Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond – June 14, 2018

March 16, 2018

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Nellie Bly as a Herald in the 1913 Washington, DC Suffrage Parade.

Roosevelt Island Historical Society presents a free lecture:  Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond 

New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island

525 Main Street

Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Nellie Bly gained her reputation as a reporter when she exposed the horrible conditions of the asylum on Blackwell’s Island.

Renowned New York University Professor Brooke Kroeger, whose biography of Bly, “Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist”  is recognized as the definitive account of the reporter’s life, will speak on “Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond.”  Later in her career, Nellie Bly continued to cover issues of importance to women, including a seminal interview with Susan B. Anthony and major events in the suffrage campaign.  Dr. Kroeger’s latest book, The Suffragents, chronicles the prominent, influential men whose support helped women get the vote.

The event, FREE and open to the public, is the third in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts.


This event is possible through the support of the following: