Why We Celebrate Poetry

| By Sarah Robertson | Every April, we observe National Poetry Month as a time to reflect on the cultural significance of poetry.  Established in 1996, it encourages the celebration of poetry in the classroom, the library, and online. National Poetry Month aims to recognize the achievements of poets, inspire students and the general public … Read more

Health Equity and the COVID-19 Vaccine

| By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner | A few weeks ago, I found an open appointment online for a vaccine to protect my disabled sister against COVID-19, and I grabbed it. Never mind that the appointment was in another state, a 5-hour drive from where my sister lives—which was already an additional 10-hour drive for me—this … Read more

A Look Inside Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 36th Edition

| By Tara Atterberry & Jessie Carney Smith (WWAFA Advisor) | Since the late 1990s, Who’s Who Among African Americans has been honored to have Jessie Carney Smith, former dean of the library and Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the humanities at Fisk University, as its advisor. For each edition, Carney Smith writes a foreword … Read more

Honoring Asian American Women

| By Carol Schwartz, Senior Content Developer, Gale | I set out to write a blog post about literature for Women’s History Month and was struggling to hone in on a specific topic to cover in this broad area of study. The horrific events on March 17 in Atlanta, in which six Asian American women … Read more

Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire

│By Clem Delany, Associate Acquisitions Editor, Gale Primary Sources│ The twentieth century was an era of global conflict and careful diplomacy, of the rise and fall of political extremes, of great strides in technology, and vast change in the everyday lives of people around the world. Britain began the century with an empire that straddled … Read more

Women Patriots in the American Revolution

| By Tara Atterberry | Take a minute and make a list of women patriots of the American Revolution. Go ahead. Take your time.    Betsy Ross.    Molly Pitcher. .  .  . If you’re like me—and most other Americans—your list may end here. Not because there’s a lack of notable women from this time … Read more

International Directory of Company Histories for WHM

| By Matthew Miskelly | When I volunteered to write a blog for Women’s History Month, I thought about something that happened last November. I came across a list from PR Newswire: “50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/-Led Companies” for 2020. It was good timing. At a recent team meeting, we discussed the importance of boosting the number … Read more

For Students: Highlighting African American Literature

| By Michelle Lee, Kristen Dorsch, & Mark Mikula | During Black History Month, celebrate African American literature with the first in Gale’s new line of For Students special editions: African American Literature for Students (AALfS), Volume 1, released in December 2019. It includes fourteen entries on novels, poems, short stories, and dramas that have … Read more