Hub for Social Reformers
Blog of Urban Initiative's CEO
- Remembering Author and Activist Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair passed away 50 years ago on November 25, 1968. He was a controversial figure to say the least. He was a prolific writer who is best remembered for his classic novel The Jungle, which was published in 1904. The publication placed him […]
- Fifty years ago come December 24 (Christmas Eve), 1968, the Apollo 8 mission changed how we see the earth and ourselves forever.
Apollo 8 launched on December 21, 1968 and took nearly three days (68 hours) to travel the distance to the moon. The three astronauts aboard were Frank Borman, James Lovell Jr., and Bill Anders. The latter was the mission photographer. Changed how […]
- Commemorating the Birth of Nelson Mandela By Remembering What He Was Prepared to Die For
Nelson Mandela was born a 100 years ago on July 18, 1918. He dedicated his life to ending the apartheid system in South Africa, which happened shortly after his release from prison during the early 1990s. On April 20, 1964, Nelson Mandela gave what […]
All the World's Social Reformers in One Place
- George Washington Carver
He transformed the humble peanut into a cash crop that changed the nutrient-bare soil and poverty-imprisoned lives of thousands in the southern U.S. Continue reading George Washington Carver at Hub for Social Reformers.
- Nellie Bly
A pioneer of investigative journalism, her stories about her undercover work in mental asylums and other institutions exposed and changed conditions for people across the U.S. Continue reading Nellie Bly at Hub for Social Reformers.
- Jacob A. Riis
“Emancipator of the Slums,” he threw himself into exposing the horrible living and working conditions of poor immigrants in New York through photography Continue reading Jacob A. Riis at Hub for Social Reformers.