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Jane Addams (1860-1936) - First American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a leader in the Suffrage movement and co-founder (with Ellen Gates Starr) of Hull House, an institution set up in the poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants - such as daycare and classes in music and literature.

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How some women use their power. Jane Addams created Hull House in Chicago, the first "settlement house" to aid immigrants and poor people in the metropolis. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and sparked the profession of social work.

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Jane Addams was foundational to the social work profession, but she was also a great deal more.

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37 Women to Thank for Your Right to Vote

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Jane Addams - America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live. #quotations #quotes

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