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Reporter was locked in mental hospital for 10 days, when her true identity was revealed, the doctors were shocked


Elizabeth Cochran Seaman was born on May 5, 1864, but if you don't recognize that name, she's better known as the journalist Nellie Bly.

She grew up in Pennsylvania and as a young teenager she already wanted to work and have a career.

Elizabeth's dad died when she was young, and after his death, Elizabeth helped support her mother and her 14 siblings.

Elizabeth didn't like the idea that women could only benefit society by working at home, so, she decided to make a difference out in the world instead. After reading a columm in the Pittsburgh Dispatch called "What Girls Are Good For," Elizabeth got so upset that she wrote a letter to the editor.

The editor, George Madden, in turn, was so impressed by Elizabeth's submission that he asked her to write an article for the newspaper.

She did, and after Madden read it, he offered Elizabeth a permanent job and gave her a pen named: Nellie Bly.

As Nellie Bly, she wrote about women's issues and women's rights, which was unusual because back then, articles intended for women were normally about fashion, society, and gardening tips.

Elizabeth often wrote investigative pieces where she went undercover to places like sweatshops to expose the poor conditions that women worked in.

But after a while, Elizabeth's editors moved her to the women's pages and she decided to leave Pittsburgh for bigger opportunities in New York, writes Biography.

Life in the big city started out difficult. Elizabeth went four months without work. But then, she managed to get a job at the New York World newspaper. One of her first assignments was to go undercover at an infamous mental hospital. To read further,  go to http://en.newsner.com/reporter-was-locked-in-mental-hospital-for-10-days-when-her-true-identity-was-revealed-the-doctors-were-shocked/about/gender-en

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