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Jane Addams (1860-1936) - First American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a leader in the Suffrage movement and co-founder (with Ellen Gates Starr) of Hull House, an institution set up in the poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants - such as daycare and classes in music and literature.

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9 Most Influential Women in the History of Social Work. Celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth and #SocialWorkMonth by featuring some incredible female social work leaders!

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Jane Addams, pioneer American social worker and feminist, and the FIRST woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1931.

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from About.com Education

30 Women to Thank for Your Right to Vote

29 Women to Thank for Your Right to Vote: Jane Addams

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Jane Addams was a pioneer 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. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Jane Addams - pioneer social worker and activist. (I was a very young girl when I read her biography and she became one of the first women I came to admire).

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Three boys at Hull House in Chicago. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News. Want a copy of this photo? > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: ICHi-01544 Connect with the Museum

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