Dorothea Dix

By Nathan Selby and John Venz

We will be presenting Dorothea Dix with the Most Accomplished award because she was a writer, teacher, and reformer. Dorothea Dix made a reform in Massachusetts to improve the violent society in prison for them mental ill folks. She also published her first book in 1824, she also wrote On behalf of the Insane Poor, Remarks on Prison and Prison Discipline, The lady and The President and many more. As a child Dorothea Dix ran away from home and lived with her grandmother in Boston and then lived with an aunt in Worcester, Massachusetts. She began teaching at age 14 and founded the Dix mansion for school girls along with a charity school were poor girls attend.
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