Hamja Ashan is an artist, writer and activist, known for his activism around his brother Syed Talha Ahsan’s extradition to the United States and his book, Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert. In his activism for his brother, he ran the Free Talha campaign. Since his brother’s release, he has continued to speak about the extradition process. In his book, Shy Radicals, he argues that shy people are oppressed and presents a constitution for Aspergistan, a state for shy people. He is also the co-founder of the DIY Cultures zine festival. He first released Shy Radicals at the festival.
Wilhelmina Hay Abbott (22 May 1884 – 17 October 1957), also known by the name “Elizabeth Abbott,” was a Scottish suffragist, editor, and feminist lecturer, and wife of author George Frederick Abbott.
Thomas Astley (died 1759) was a bookseller and publisher in London in the 18th century. He ran his business from Saint Paul’s Churchyard (circa 1736-1742) and Paternoster Row (circa 1745). He belonged to the Company of Stationers. He published the celebrated Voyages and Travels which described localities in Africa and Asia, compiling information from travel books by John Atkins, Jean Barbot, Willem Bosman, Theodor de Bry, Francis Moore, Jean-Baptiste Labat, Godefroi Loyer, Thomas Phillips, William Smith, and Nicolas Villaut de Bellefond. It included engravings by G. Child and Nathaniel Parr. Astley intended his Voyages to improve upon the previous travel collections of Samuel Purchas, John Harris, and Awnsham & John Churchill. It was read by patrons of Hookham’s Circulating Library, Boosey’s circulating library, London Institution, Royal Institution, Salem Athenaeum, and Cape Town public library. Astley’s Voyages was translated into German and French
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Hamad Nazzal is the editor of the Arab Washingtonian  newspaper. He had worked for Al Ahali newspaper, Shihan, al-Jamaheer (Jordan), The Gulf Today, Al Khaleej, and the UAE Air Force Magazine. In addition, he is a former writer at Radio Sawa, Jamestown, and Magharebia (United States). Nazzal received a B.A. in Literature in 1991 and M.Phil. from Glasgow University in 1997.
Herman Lynn Womack (1923–1985) was an American publisher, and the founder of Guild Press, a Washington, D.C. publishing house that catered almost exclusively to a gay male audience and played a major role in expanding the legal protections for gay publications against obscenity laws in the United States.
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Edward Morgan Humphreys (1882–1955) was a Welsh novelist, translator, and journalist, often known as E. Morgan Humphreys. He also sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Celt
Gregory A. Kasavin (born 21 August 1977) is a writer and designer for Supergiant Games, and the former site director and executive editor at the gaming website GameSpot for over 10 years.
Grant Almerin Tinker (January 11, 1926 – November 28, 2016) was an American television executive who served as Chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986. Additionally, he was the co-founder of MTM Enterprises and a television producer. Tinker was the husband of actress and producer Mary Tyler Moore for 19 years (1962–1981).
Grace Duffie Boylan (1861?–1935) was an American writer. She wrote many children’s books, often dealing with diverse races and cultures, like Uncle Tom’s Cabin (not to be confounded with the same title by Harriet Beecher Stowe). Other titles include: Young Folks, Our Little Eskimo Kiddies: Kids of Many Colors, Yama Yama Land, and Our Little Cuban Kiddies.
Her Thy Son Liveth: Messages From A Soldier To His Mother appeared in 1918 anonymously. It is her account (the following editions were published under her name) of what her son communicated to her about death using morse code and automatic writing after his death on the battlefield in France during World War I.
This novel served Director Peter O’Fallon as base for his movie A Rumor of Angels (2001), starring Vanessa Redgrave. The scenario about a boy who learns to cope with the death of his mother by befriending a grumpy old lady who is being transposed to our times.
Boylan was mother to American screenwriter and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary founder Malcolm Stuart Boylan.
Ginger Renee Colonomos (née Zuidgeest; born January 13, 1981), known by her pseudonym Ginger Zee, is an American television personality. She is the current Meteorologist for Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight on ABC, and before that, she was their weekend Meteorologist. Zee is the Chief Meteorologist for all of ABC News’ platforms.
Gina Cavallaro is an American journalist and author who has covered the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gera-Lind Kolarik, Emmy Award winning Chicago journalist and true-crime author has appeared on Geraldo, Maury Povich, Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, 48 Hours, Inside Edition and A Current Affair as well as more than a dozen newspapers. She is also the founder and owner of Evidence Video, a video production company that produces videos for attorneys in personal injury and workers compensation cases.
George Whitney Calhoun (September 16, 1890 – December 6, 1963) was a sports and telegraph editor for the Press-Gazette of Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States.
Calhoun was born in Green Bay on September 16, 1890, the son of Walter A. Calhoun and Emmeline Whitney Calhoun. Calhoun was a co-founder of the Green Bay Packers with Curly Lambeau, and was the team’s first publicity director.
Calhoun wrote The Dope Sheet, which served as the Packers’ official press release and game program from 1921 to 1924. Honoring Calhoun, the Packers have revived The Dope Sheet as a downloadable game preview sheet on Packers.com. Calhoun served as PR director until Lambeau fired him in 1949. On December 6, 1963, he died of cancer at the age of 73.
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George Thompson Ruby (1841-1882) was a prominent black Republican leader in Reconstruction-era Texas. Born in New York and raised in Portland, Maine, he worked in Boston and Haiti before starting teaching in New Orleans, Louisiana before the end of the American Civil War.
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George Korson (August 8, 1899 – May 23, 1967) was a folklorist, journalist, and historian. He has been cited as a pioneer collector of industrial folklore, and according to Michael Taft of the Library of Congress, “may very well be considered the father of occupational folklore studies in the United States.” In addition to writing and editing a number of influential books, he also issued his field recordings of coal miners on two LP records for the Library of Congress.
The first of six children, Korson was brought by his parents Joseph and Rose from Bobrinets, Ukraine to the United States in 1906 when he was seven years old. After a brief time in Brooklyn, New York, the family relocated to the coal-mining city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, when George was thirteen years old. Involved with his high school newspaper, he landed a job after high school as a reporter for the Wilkes-Barre Record. He briefly attended Columbia University to pursue studies in English and history in 1921-1922, but was forced to return home by his family’s financial difficulties.
Upon his return he joined the staff of the Pottsville Republican. Assigned to cover miners and their families in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, he began collecting songs and stories from them for special features and educated himself in folklore and folk song studies of the period and region. The collection was unprecedented because folklorists previously had concentrated mostly on rural Anglo-American balladry of mountaineers, cowboys, and lumbermen. His collection drew attention for showing emergent folklore of industrial life, labor movements, and immigrant traditions in a mixed-ethnic social context. In 1927, he issued his collections in book form as Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miner, followed by publications that included narrative and customary traditions of coal miners, such as Black Rock: Mining Folklore of the Pennsylvania Dutch (1960, winner of the Chicago Folklore Prize in that year), Coal Dust on the Fiddle: Songs and Stories of the Bituminous Industry (1943), and his essay on “coal miners’ for Pennsylvania Songs and Legends (1949), which he edited. In 1936, he became director of the Pennsylvania Folk Festival, and he served three terms as president of the Pennsylvania Folklore Society.
Korson received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1957 to work on Black Rock, and garnered more national recognition for his folklore work with induction in 1960 into the American Folklore Society’s honorary circle of Fellows. During the 1950s, Korson worked for the UMWA and the Red Cross in Washington, D.C. and travelled to Pennsylvania to add to his field collections in song and story.
In 1965 he donated his collection of papers and recordings to the D. Leonard Corgan Library at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. In 2004, the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress announced the transfer of the collection to the Library. His field trips into the coal region were undertaken despite his battles with heart disease for much of his later life. Korson died on May 23, 1967 in New Jersey, aged 67, after suffering his seventh heart attack.
Joseph Royle (1732 – January 26, 1766) was a colonial American newspaper publisher and printer for the colony of Virginia.