Women’s History: May 21

21 May

May 21, 1935, Jane Addams dies.  Addams was best known as the Founder of Hull House, Peace Activist, and Social Reformer.  Addams was also the very first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Addams fits perfectly into the theme of TSM blog; she stands for social justice and feels morally obligated to help the disenfranchised and the marginalized. She is what I would call a “do-gooder.”  I hope shall leave such a legacy when I am gone and inspire others in the way Addams inspired.  While Addams did consider herself religious and eventually identified as a Unitarian, I do believe those of us that do not subscribe to any organized religion can be just as effective.

Quote of the day:

Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled.–Jane Addams

2 Responses to “Women’s History: May 21”

  1. Katarina Lombard March 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    My Women’s History class for college are doing women in history my group chose Jane Addams. We have learned a lot about her for the short time we have had to work on the project.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      Katarina,
      Jane Addams is one my heroes. She was a brilliant social worker. I must confess, it broke my heart when Hull House closed. Good luck on your class project and let me know if there is any way I can help.
      Best regards,
      Michael

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