How Did Jane Addams Work

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Jane Addams Jane Addams was one of Americas early Social Workers before the term was coined. (Laura) Jane Addams won worldwide recognition in the first third of the twentieth century as a pioneer social worker in America, as a feminist, and as an internationalist. She was born in Cedarville, Illinois, September 6th 1860; she was the eighth of nine children. Her father was a prosperous mill operator and local political leader who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War; he was a friend of Abraham Lincoln... Because of a congenital spinal defect, Jane was not physically energetic when young or healthy even later in life; her spinal difficulty was treated with the assistance of surgery.…show more content…
By the second year, Hull-House was host to two thousand people every week. There were kindergarten classes in the morning, club meetings for older children in the afternoon, and for adults in the evening more clubs or courses in what became virtually a night school. The first facility added to Hull-House was an art gallery, the second a public kitchen; then came a coffee house, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a cooperative boarding club for girls, a book bindery, an art studio, a music school, a drama group, a circulating library, an employment bureau, a labor…show more content…
In 1905 she was appointed to Chicago's Board of Education and subsequently made chairman of the School Management Committee; in 1908 she participated in the founding of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy and in the next year became the first woman president of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections. In her own area of Chicago she led investigations on midwifery, narcotics consumption, milk supplies, and sanitary conditions, even going so far as to accept the official post of garbage inspector of the Nineteenth Ward, at an annual salary of a thousand dollars. In 1910 she received the first honorary degree ever awarded to a woman by Yale University. Jane Addams was a passionate feminist by philosophy. In those days before women's suffrage she believed that women should make their voices heard in legislation and should have the right to vote, she also thought that women should institute personal goals and search out opportunities to achieve
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