Recalling a Girlhood Idol – Nellie Bly
Before I learned about Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, and Bessie Coleman I read about Nellie Bly. I was a ten year old black girl living in a pastel colored wooden shot-gun house on an un-paved street in Panama City, Florida when I read about this adventurous, outspoken, writing woman. Today, Google Doodles honors her 151st birthday. And just as Karen O. sings, Nellie Bly made me “want to make something” of myself too.