"The Settlement Houses ... is an experimental effort to aid in the solution of the social and industrial problems which are engendered by the modern conditions of life in a great city. It insists that these problems are not confined to any one portion of the city. It is an attempt to relieve, at the same time, the over accumulation at one end of society and the destitution at the other ..."
Jane Addams- A warm soul
I believe in an individual's obligation to help his or her community, but also I think the government could help make Americans' lives safer and healthier. In my childhood experiences, it taught me the importance of helping those worse off then myself.
That's why after the Hull house came affected, I also pushed creation of a juvenile-court system. Because they were cold and hungry, immigrant children sometimes broke the law. If they were arrested and found guilty, these youths could be sent to jail with hardened adult criminals.
So partly because of my efforts, the juvenile court heard cases involving young offenders. If found guilty, they were placed in the care of probation officers or sent to a clean detention center. The first probation officers were the Hull House staff members.
Civil Rights era
-Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK- The King himself
My purpose was to be there where ever there was injustice, where ever there was protest, and where ever there was action taken, I was their leader, their guide through all this darkness.
I do no harm; I believe nonviolence is the answer, because fists wont get us anywhere. I'm sure you agree with me Miss Addams. As you already know, I'm doing something no one else will do. As in my own words, "Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it."
But my peaceful forms of protest were often met with vicious threats, arrests, beatings, and worse. My philosophy of "tough-mindedness and tenderheartedness" was not only highly effective, but it gave the civil rights movement an inspiring moral authority and grace.
Dear Mr. Luther,
It wasn't just that you became the leader of the civil rights movement that made you so extraordinary—it was the way in which you led the movement. You did marches, boycotts, strikes, and voter-registration drives, and refused to obey laws that you knew were wrong and unjust. Just like how I feel about children having to go to jail just because they were too poor and so hungry that they had to steal food to stay alive.
You are a true inspiration, MLK.
Hull House gave them an opportunity to use their education and it provided a training ground for careers in social work. You also joined Women's Suffrage on top of all.
We need more people like you in this earth, and a little praising from others is sometimes a little appreciation we show our gratitude on your hard work. Thank you Miss Addams, I hope to converse with you again soon.