Blackwing Volume 10 Pencils Box of Twelve Nellie Bly$27.95
Blackwing Volume 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly and all investigative journalists seeking the truth and giving a voice to the voiceless, often at great personal risk. In 1887, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World tasked Nellie Bly, a yet unknown journalist, with investigating the "insane asylum" on New York’s Blackwell’s Island. She was asked to look into the conditions of the asylum and “write up things as you find them, good or bad.” Determined to get the story, she got herself committed there for ten days.
The resulting series, “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” is one of the earliest and most iconic examples of unbiased investigative journalism. It uncovered the brutal conditions in which patients were forced to live, and shone a spotlight on the misconceptions surrounding mental illness.
The Blackwing 10 features a matte grey newsprint-colored finish, dark grey imprint, silver ferrule, and dark grey eraser. Its extra-firm graphite is ideal for capturing notes in a reporter pad or completing a newspaper crossword. The number 10 represents the ten days Miss Bly spent investigating a story that has impacted countless lives.
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