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Pearl Buck (1892-1973), writer, civil rights activist, winner 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born Hillsboro, West Virginia to missionary parents. Taken to China at 3 months old. Graduated Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1914. Masters from Cornell University in 1925. In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Buck established Welcome House, Inc., the first international, interracial adoption agency.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her most famous book was The Good Earth.

Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, King Coal, and many other novels about industrialization, went undercover as a factory worker for seven weeks in order to accurately portray the horrors of the meatpacking industry. His commitment to helping workers was totally sexy.

This picture counts as both Upton Sinclair and Uma Thurman. Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, King Coal, and many other novels about industrialization.

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China.  Long before it was considered fashionable or politically safe to do so, Buck challenged the American public on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of the thousands of babies born to Asian women left behind and unwanted wherever American soldiers were based in Asia. During her life Buck combined the multiple careers of wife, mother, author, editor and political activist

Pearl Buck, novelist, at 68 renewed her relationship with 87 year old William Ernest Hocking, philosopher

Daphne du Maurier, Writer, 1907 – 1989 – Fowey Harbour Heritage ...

English writer Daphne du Maurier spent much of her life in the English county of Cornwall, where most of her stories are set.

One of Poe.s most celebrated stories is The Heart of the Elator , in which he tells the story of a being who is torn between madness and sanity; In his attempt to prove that he is sane, through a monologue, the protagonist tells the reader how he carried out with cunning and insight a murder.

La primera animación de "El corazón delator"

Literature - Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.

English modernist writer Virginia Woolf was born today 1-25 in 1882. One of her best known works by many today is Mrs. Dalloway. She passed in 1941.

In British Vogue's centenary year discover archived articles from some of the greatest writers, including Virginia Woolf

Florence Nightingale 1858 - this is one of my favourite pictures of her. I love the serious, thoughtful expression.

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers.

Americans of African Descent are ""worthy of every right and privilege granted to other citizens of this United States of America" - Delilah L. Beasley, 1919." She was the first African Descent woman to write regularly for an integrated daily newspaper, the Oakland Tribune in 1923. She was instrumental in persuading the national press to stop using the words “*arkie” and “*igger” and began to capitalize the “N” in Negro and became an outspoken activist for civil rights.

Delilah L. "She was the first black woman to write regularly for a major daily newspaper when her celebrated column, 'Activities Among Negroes' started in the Oakland Tribune in

Robert Frost

A young Robert Frost, American poet Lived most of his life in New England, where he was inspired to write much of his poetry.

FATHER: THE FIRST WOMAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA IN 1872. Victoria Claflin Woodhull from the Equal Rights Party supporting women's suffrage.

Victoria Claflin Woodhull the first woman candidate for President of the United States in 1872 from the Equal Rights Party supporting women's suffrage. This, at a time when women were not even allowed to vote.