C. R. Patterson & Sons, the First Black-Owned Automobile Manufacturers

| By Chilton Staff | Charles Richard (C. R.) Patterson was born in 1833 in Virginia. Accounts differ as to whether his family was enslaved or free. In 1840, he and his parents and three of his brothers escaped or traveled to Greenfield, Ohio, a stop on the Underground Railroad. According to Patterson family lore, … Read more

Southern Oklahoma Library System Celebrates Its First Graduate

| By Natalie Garrison, Southern Oklahoma Library System | A ceremony to recognize the first graduate from the Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School online program was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the Healdton Community Library. This program is provided by the Southern Oklahoma Library System (SOLS) in partnership with Gale to provide … Read more

6 Tips for Teachers to Survive (and Even Thrive) in the Teacher Shortage

| By Aimee Heavener, Marketing Manager, Gale | Heavy workloads, stressful working conditions, and a lack of needed resources are taking a significant toll on teachers’ well-being—and the state of K-12 education as a whole. According to a new report published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, educators’ job satisfaction has hit its lowest … Read more

Commemorating the Occupation of Wounded Knee

| By J. Robert Parks | The relationship between the federal government and the First Nations in the Dakotas has been one of broken treaties, neglect, and systematic oppression. One of the most infamous events was the Massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. Fifty years ago this week (on February 27), another confrontation began at … Read more

Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 38th Edition Celebrates Black History Month

| By Tara Atterberry and Jessie Carney Smith | Black History Month is a tribute to the achievements of generations of African Americans throughout U.S. history. In celebration of this observance, we are honored to announce the upcoming release of Who’s Who Among African Americans: 38th Edition. Available in March 2023, this title recognizes notable … Read more

Set Your High School Students Up for Lifelong Financial Success

| By Gale Staff | More and more states around the United States are implementing financial literacy requirements in their high school curricula—and for good reason. Studies show that courses dedicated to financial literacy lead to students making more positive financial decisions for their futures. Coursework integrates critical lessons around managing student loans and lowering … Read more