Recognizing Black American Achievements

| By Carol Brennan | Each February, we’re awed at how long a list of achievers and icons we compile from the vast and frequently updated archives of Gale In Context: Biography in honor of Black History Month. We hope you agree after joining us here on a short but thought-provoking gallery tour of both … Read more

Observing World AIDS Day

| By Carol Brennan | World AIDS Day is commemorated every December 1. It’s a day to pause and express solidarity with those mourning the lives lost to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) over the past four decades, and also to show support to those who are living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over … Read more

Native Americans to Know

| By Carol Brennan | This November, Native American Heritage Month offers a chance to highlight some of the fascinating figures whose essays are found in Gale In Context: Biography. In the cultural sphere, this season is the new film Killers of the Flower Moon, director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of a nonfiction account of an … Read more

Gale, a Great Source for Innovators

| By Carol Brennan | Gale In Context: Biography is a phenomenal resource for conducting research on scientific trailblazers, mechanical geniuses, and a not-insignificant number of tenacious women. There’s a deep trove of information on all the familiar names, like Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), John Deere (1804–1886), and Marie Curie (1867–1934). This month, we’d like to … Read more

Celebrating Park and Recreation Month

| By Carol Brennan | July is Park and Recreation Month in the United States, an ideal midsummer moment to highlight some of the fascinating Americans who played significant roles in the creation of one of our country’s most magnificent treasures: the 80 million protected acres of our National Parks system. Gale In Context: Biography … Read more

Celebrating with Pride: Achievements of LGBTQ+ Americans

| By Carol Brennan | June: The jubilant month of weddings, graduations, solstice celebrations, and of course LGBTQ+ Pride Month—when Americans in all 50 states stand in support of LGBTQ+ rights and honor the trailblazers who fought for equality, recognition, and respect. As the world’s largest publisher of reference materials, it’s literally our job here … Read more

Recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander American Achievements

The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, but every month here at Gale we drop a new batch of notable names from the arts, literature, politics, and sciences into our landmark Gale In Context: Biography database. This May, celebrate the heritage of Asian American and Pacific Islander American people (AAPI) by catching … Read more

Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

| By Carol Brennan | The month of April is designated Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, a time of sober reflection on the large-scale human rights catastrophes that remain a painfully vivid reminder of the barbaric abuses of political power that have been committed in the modern era. Gale In Context: Biography includes hundreds of … Read more