When Quakers Charles and Rhoda Coffin ministered in prisons and workhouses across the United States in the 1860s, the couple witnessed the deplorable conditions that inmates, in particular, women faced. At the request of Indiana Gov. Conrad Baker, the Coffins reported on the conditions at Michigan City and Jeffersonville. Conditions at Jefferson were horrific. Women were lined up on a prison wall, while guards armed with whips forced them to disrobe. Inmates were raped repeatedly by the guards.
Farm Aid IV was Indiana’s Woodstock. Forty-five thousand tickets were sold in just 90 minutes for the April 7, 1990 concert televised live on The Nashville Network and rebroadcast on CBS. The event met its goal of raising $1 million and public awareness on behalf of the American family farmer while blasting the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and the rise of corporate farming — which angered some Indiana farmers and farm groups. But the night was about the music.
From Band Aid to Farm Aid, the 1980s saw a glut of well-intended star-studded concert events to end hunger and fight social issues. On May 25, 1986, millions joined hands and burst into song in what IndyStar called "a broken but enthusiastic chain stretching 4,125 miles across the United States". "Hands Across America" was the brainchild of "USA for Africa" president Ken Kragan. The goal was to raise $50 million for the hungry and homeless in the U.S. Indiana hoped to raise $4 million.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".