Pearl Buck (1892-1973), writer, civil rights activist, winner 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born Hillsboro, West Virginia to missionary parents. Taken to China at 3 months old. Graduated Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1914. Masters from Cornell University in 1925. In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Buck established Welcome House, Inc., the first international, interracial adoption agency.
A baby vervet monkey named Marley was orphaned, his mother was killed so that he could be sold as a pet. Brittany Hilton rescued Marley, and raised him herself. Brittany lives in Tanzania and works for the Jane Goodall Institute. Baby monkeys are very cute and adorable, but when they grow up they are hard to handle. They do not make good pets. Monkeys belong in the wild. He was released into the wild.