Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll

| By Traci Cothran | When pop sensation Lizzo appeared on Saturday Night Live in December, her guitarist, Celisse Henderson (pictured at left, below), paid tribute to the late Sister Rosetta Tharpe (at right) via her guitar, outfit, and shredding. But who was Sister Rosetta and what should we know about her? Her career as … Read more

Gale In Context: For Educators—Thank You for a Great Launch!

| By Lemma Shomali | You know when you find the perfect gift for someone? That feeling when they tear open the wrapping carefully, anticipation building . . . then the moment of recognition that flits across their face, followed by the gush of giddiness and gratitude? You’re standing there, your heart constricting, hoping that … Read more

Gale In Context: For Educators Wins 2019 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

| By Gale Staff | We are pleased to announce that Gale In Context: For Educators has been named a winner of the 2019 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence for “best use of a product in a classroom.” Tech & Learning judges evaluated a variety of nominated products and selected those products that are improving … Read more

The Latest Biographies, Now Available Online

| By Tracey Matthews | Are you wondering where your favorite print biographical titles are? Popular core titles like Contemporary Black Biography, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Newsmakers are still around in an online format. You can find this content under the titles Contemporary Black Biography Online, Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, and Newsmakers Online. … Read more

The Infamous Case of Recy Taylor

| By Traci Cothran | In this day of the deliberate proliferation of fake news, the facts are more important than ever. But it’s a dire time, as newspapers and journalists struggle to survive to bring us all the facts and uncover truths. I was reminded recently that it’s not only what is written that … Read more

History Comes Alive in the Platinum Age of Television

| By Mark Mikula | Media critic and commentator David Bianculli coined the term “Platinum Age of Television” to define the current broadcast landscape, beginning in the late 1990s, to distinguish it from the “Golden Age of Television” that produced such iconic series as I Love Lucy, Your Show of Shows, and The Honeymooners. In … Read more

2019 Nobel Prizes in Science

| By K. Lee Lerner | Citing their joint “contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded equal shares of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics to Canadian-born American physicist James Peebles (1935‒), the Albert Einstein Professor of Science at … Read more

In Context: For Educators Lesson Plans

| By Michelle Lee | Gale In Context: For Educators includes exclusive lesson plans and classroom activities that target core curricular topics and are aligned with national and state standards. The lesson plans, which include links to content from the Gale In Context suite of databases, help teachers and students by providing customized instruction using engaging … Read more

The Facts behind a Meme

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | In today’s fast-paced social media news cycle, images of celebrities, government officials, and even ordinary citizens become fodder for viral memes that can travel the globe within hours of their creation. However, many times these images are taken completely out of their original context to make … Read more