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Writers 2 Remember: Iris Murdoch

One of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945“ Iris Murdoch was a philosopher and writer who made an impact on how we looked at characters as well as issues with good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. She looked at writing in a way that dealt with the complexities and layers in ways that weren’t mainstream or

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Writers 2 Remember: Frederick Douglass

One of the foremost intellects of the 19th century Frederick Douglass was born into slavery to a mix-raced mother of Native American and Black heritage. Rumors claimed his white master was his father, but that remains unknown. Raised in beastly conditions, this incredible human being was cruelly segregated from his mother at an early age only to have her pass

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Writers 2 Remember: Hunter S. Thompson

Writer who popularized Gonzo Journalism Hunter S. Thompson was an interesting man. Often a rebel, hunter had many clashes with authority, but his iconoclastic beliefs helped to guide him into the man he became. It shaped how he looked at the world and forged him into one of the forefathers of the New Journalism movement. His writing style lead to

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Writers 2 Remember: Margaret Sanger

Nurse who pioneered birth control Margaret Sanger is a lot of things… nurse, writer, sex educator, activist… Some praise her while others hate her. She is all too human, with good and bad ideas, both a product of her time as well as someone ahead of it. Why does Margaret Sanger matter? For me, I think she should matter to the

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Writers 2 Remember: Nellie Bly

First Ever Undercover Journalist Nellie Bly… that is a pen name because women were not supposed to exist outside the home in her era. Having been born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, she lived from May 5, 1864 until January 27, 1922, and became one of the first undercover journalists. She was more than just a pioneer, Nellie literally created investigative journalism[2]

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Writers 2 Remember: Ida B. Wells

American journalist, educator, suffragist, and early leader in the civil rights movement Ida B. Wells-Barnett lived from July 16, 1862 until March 25, 1931. This remarkable woman was actually born into slavery during the American Civil War, but she gained her freedom through the Emancipation Proclamation. She went on to become a teacher and eventually a journalist. While she co-owned and wrote

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Writers 2 Remember: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bringing Light To The Dark Horrors Of Inhumanity Harriet Beecher Stowe lived from 1811 until 1896. This was an era when women were encouraged to remain silent – they were discouraged from having a public voice and could not vote nor hold public office. Imagine a female writer of this time not only publishing controversial work (because she believed her

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