Jane Addams Biography

Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. In an era when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the most prominent reformers of the Progressive Era. She helped turn America to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, local public health, and world peace. She said that if women were to be responsible for cleaning up their communities and making them better places to live, they needed the vote to be effective in doing so. Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. She is increasingly being recognized as a member of the American pragmatist school of philosophy. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jane Addams
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Physician, Social activist, Author, Sociologist
Ethnicity:
English American
Religion:
Presbyterianism
Date of Birth:
September 6, 1860
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
May 21, 1935
Age at Death:
74
Cause of Death:
Cancer
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