Lillian Wald

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Birthday
10, 1867
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Sep 1, 1940 (73)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
10, 1867
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Sep 1, 1940 (73)

About

Pioneer of public health nursing who became a prominent activist for the rights of women and minorities.

Before Fame

Seeing a need for medical care in New York's largely Jewish immigrant tenements, she began a foundation to help not only them, but impoverished people everywhere.

Trivia

She co-founded the Henry Street Settlement in New York, providing public services like health care, banking, and vocational training.

Family Life

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to a middle class German-Jewish family.

Associated With

Alice Paul, her contemporary, campaigned for women's suffrage.