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Addams, Laura Jane

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1935 AD
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1860 – Born on September 6th in Cedarville, Illinois.

 

1889 – Founded the world famous social settlement, Hull House, in Chicago where other social reformers lived and worked to improve conditions in the city’s slums.

 

1894 – Founded the Chicago Federation of Settlements.

 

1900 – Hull House activities had broadened to include the Jane Club, the first Little Theater in America, a Labor Museum and a meeting place for trade union groups.

 

1902 – Published the book "Democracy and Social Ethics."

 

1903 – Enacted protective legislation for women and children passed a strong child labor law and an accompanying compulsory education law.

 

1910 – Participated in the "1910 Garment Workers’ Strike" were she was a mediator.

 

         – She became the first woman president of the National Conference of Social Work.

 

1911 – Helped to establish the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers.

 

1915 – Participated in the International Congress of Women at the Hague.

 

1919 – Became president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

 

1931 – She received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Nicholas Murray Butler.

 

         – Her initiative was supporting investigations that resulted in child labor reform, an 8-hour working day for women, and better housing.

 

1935 – Died on May 21st and was buried on Cedarville.