How Did Jane Addams Promote Civil Rights?

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Civil rights demonstrates that all people, no matter what race, religion, color or class, are equal and have equal rights. Although the civil rights time period is a subject that is not talked about much today, it was years ago when there was a lot of segregation and discrimination. There were many African Americans who made a difference in their fight for civil rights, but not many white people tried to make that same difference. Jane Addams was one of the few white people who made this effort; she had an even bigger impact on civil rights since she was female and wealthy, along with her skin color.

Jane Addams got involved in promoting civil rights because she grew up around many sophisticated adults who also supported it. In fact, her own father was Addams’ greatest influence and she grew up only knowing what he taught her. When she was just a little girl, her father told her that, “ was important for those who have enough …show more content…

This meant she was seen as a huge feminist and wrote many books, said many speeches and led many strikes so women would be equal as men, “‘I do not believe that women are better than men. We have not wrecked, nor corrupted legislature, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance.’- Jane Addams.” ( This quote showed how much she believed in equality for all, even for the smallest things. Addams also fought for the improvement of education and so everyone could get a free education. She was even on the Chicago Board of Education to help her make this difference for America. Furthermore, Addams was involved in world peace and an anti-war activist group. She thought violence was never the answer since it seemed to just expand those problems even more. Ultimately, it can be seen that Jane Addams did many things outside of her practice with civil rights in

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