Jane Addams

By: Bree Dickinson

Background info

Born: September 6, 1860

Died: May 21, 1935

From: Cedarville, Illinois

Graduated from college.

Wanted social reform and peace.

Recognition as a feminist.

10 Facts about Jane Addams

1. Hull house founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1889

2. Hull house provided welfare for the neighborhood's poor and a center for social reform.

3. Jane worked at hull house to address the problems of poverty and crime.

4. She fought against women being sold into prostitution.

5. Hull house included night school for adults, kindergarten classes, a public kitchen and much more.

6. Worked on social reform issues including the women's right strike.

7. Hull house served as sociological instituion.

8. Combined cultural feminism and pragmatism to form her sociological ideas.

9. She worked internationally to support women's suffarage and to establish world peace.

10. Took part in creation of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915.

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"Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men."