Jane Addams (1860-1935) Anyone who's been helped by a social worker has Jane Addams to thank. In grimy, late 19th century Chicago, she invented the idea of "settlement houses" - some of the first social service organizations. They offered night classes for adults, a kindergarten, a coffeehouse, a gym, & social groups meant to create a sense of community and agency among downtrodden and struggling people. Hull House served more than 2,000 people every week.
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 such as daycare and classes in music and literature for recent immigrants.
Twenty photographs and brief biographies of the following daring women: Bessie Coleman, Susan B. Anthony, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Julia Morgan, Maria Mitchell, Florence Nightingale, Margaret Sanger, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Margaret Fuller, Emma Goldman, Jane Addams, Marian Anderson, Amy Marcy, Cheney Beach, Gertrude Bell, Dorothea Dix and Isadora Duncan.
The Hull House was established by Jane Addams in 1889. This was a settlement house opened its doors and provided more than a shelter to the poor immigrants.This also allowed them to socialize with society.
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.