A Star Was Born Today: Revolutionary Woman, Jane Addams

English: American social reformer, Jane Addams
English: American social reformer, Jane Addams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is an excerpt about our revolutionary positive influence on the world who was born today, found at wikipedia.org


Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was a pioneer settlement worker, founder of Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. Jane Addams worked with the Civic Federation of Chicago to address social and political problems, as did steel magnate Clayton Mark.[1] Clayton Mark also built Marktown, a planned worker community in Northwest Indiana.[1] Beside presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, she was the most prominent[2] reformer of the Progressive Era and helped turn the nation to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, public health, and world peace. She said that if women were to be responsible for cleaning up their communities and making them better places to live, they needed the vote to be effective in doing so. Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. She is increasingly recognized as a member of the American pragmatist school of philosophy.[3] In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


Jane Addams' Hull House
Jane Addams’ Hull House (Photo credit: reynolds.james.e)

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