Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln.
I nominate Jane Addams to receive the humanitarian award based on her teaching, environmental justice, community building, and child advocacy. September 1889, she bought a run-down mansion, named Hull-House, in Chicago to house her experimental effort to aid in the solution of social and industrial problems within a city. Hull-house contained many life changing opportunities for men, women, children, and immigrants; including English classes, medical services, and lectures. Addams became a nationally known social critic and a powerful advocate of the poor. Addams also addressed the issues of women’s suffrage, an eight-hour workday, and abolition of child
If Jane Addams were to do speed dating, she would most likely have chosen, Florence Kelley as a suitor for her work and involvement as a social activist. Florence Kelley was outspoken about racial equality and an activist for child's rights. She helped to create the NAACP, and was the vice president of NAWSA. Jane Addams supported and spoke out for equal treatment for all people, therefore her social and moral beliefs were compatible with Florence Kelley’s. While Kelley started the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, Addams started the Hull House. Both women had a mission to help minority people in America. Due to their similar interests and beliefs these two influential women would have been a match made in heaven.
Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt had many wonderful personality traits that I admired. She was a caring lady. Eleanor worked in the charity kitchens, ladling out soup. She also helped in the work of the League of Women Voters, the Consumer’s League, and the Foreign Policy Association. After, she became interested in the problems of working women.
He even made some friends along the way. Not only did he help people understand just him, but all the other students attending his school with autism. His goal in life is to help the world gain a knowledge and understanding of autism in the hopes that people will be more accepting of others. Recently I signed up to volunteer at a camp over this summer in San
"We stand here today united in a belief in beauty, genius, and courage, and that these can transform the world" Jane Addams was an incredible woman who helped make the changes in child labor laws and the rights of workers that occurred during the Progressive Era. She took action to get corporations to raise wages and improve workplace quality for poor Americans, even though she herself was rich. She fought to make America go through an evolution both mentally and physically by making people aware of the struggles of working immigrants and making sure changes happened to keep workers safe as they provided for their families. Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois. Because her father, John Addams, was a moderately wealthy politician and businessman,
Jane Addams The Progressive Era, 1890-1920, accomplished great change in the Unites States of America. Many reformers and activits demanded for change in education, food and drug policies, and most importantly the govermenet. The goal for the movement was the purify the nation. One of the main activits during this time was Jane Addams. Jane Addams is often refered to as a social and political pioneer.
One person that I admire is Sandra Lee she came from a very humble home and because her unstable status of life she was able to find her passion. My paper is going to give some background on her upbringing and how to become a household name. How she was able to reach the American dream through her passion. Sandra is an inspiration to so
One can not research social work without coming across the name Jane Addams. Jane’s work within the world of social reform, had a great deal of lasting power. She was at the time of her death, best known for establishing the Hull house and advocating for fair treatment of immigrant communities. Her work may have started in Chicago, but reached worldwide with her reform. Jane Addams influences had a wide reach with lasting results, the greatest being the Hull house.
During the Progressive Era Jane Addams and W.E.B. Bois were very influential individuals, Addams helped improve women’s rights and those in poverty by co-finding Chicago’s Hull House while Bois helped the progression of African Americans by fighting for equal rights. Addams and Bois were among the most influential people in the Progressive Era reforms. Jane Addams is known as the mother of social work because the fought for the rights of minority groups. She was also a leader of women suffrages and she fought for world peace. She helped focus on issues that were of concern to mothers, such as the well-being and needs of children, local public health and world peace.
Jane Addams made a very significant impact on America because of her hard work and will to change what she felt was wrong in america. Jane managed to change the lives of many impoverished people in america and also help solve many other issues in America like women's rights and corrupted politics. Jane was devoted to helping people and giving things to those who needed it most which was why she was able to help america in the way she did. Not only did Jane care for poor people herself but she changed many people's opinions about improving life for the poor which helped make more improvements throughout America. Because of Jane strong ambition to make a difference,she made a huge impact on life in America.
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.” (weebly.com). 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 free education.
My second nominee is; Nellie Mcclung. "She was spirited, she was amazing, she was effective," afew commonly used words to describe Nellie McClung. She was a female activist, One of Nellie 's best influences was her mom. Her family 's influence was not a doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mom thought that every child had the right to an education, and her hole family encouraged her to learn all she could.
I wanted my son to learn that he was part of a special population with the same rights and needs and that he was not alone. My family, friends and co-workers participated in the Autism Speaks fundraising walk in 2010, at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Florida. Being part of that activity, helped us realized that Autism Spectrum Disorder did not discriminate race, religion, sex, social or economic status. We understood that anyone can be affected with this condition. I learned to become an advocate for my son and to desperately investigate for all the services available for him.