Jane Addams

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Birthday
6, 1860
Birthplace
Cedarville, IL
Death Date
May 21, 1935 (74)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1860
Birthplace
Cedarville, IL
Death Date
May 21, 1935 (74)

About

Social worker and leader of the women's suffrage movement who co-received of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for the founding of the Hull House settlement, to help the poor, in Chicago.

Before Fame

Growing up with an unformed desire for reform, she got her inspiration visiting a social settlement house in the East end of London.

Trivia

Where previous welfare agencies offered specific services, her Hull Houser sponsored neighborhood facilities like a vocational club, a day care center, and a gymnasium.

Family Life

She was born in Cedarville, Illinois.

Associated With

Through discussions with philosopher John Dewey, they came up with a new model for democracy, centered on personal civic duty rather than rights.