Nellie Bly

In 1887, to be hired as a reporter with Pulitzer’s New York The World, she feigned
insanity to get committed to a lunatic asylum with no guarantee of release. Her
subsequent articles on the conditions and treatment of the “patients” led to improvements in the care for the mentally ill. As protrayed by Joanne Peterson Courtesy of the WV humanities council. For more information:304-535-2301.