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1 Hull House. US History Hull House A project by Jane Addams

2 Hull House. US History Hull House Jane Addams

3 Hull House. US History Hull House Born September 6 th, 1860 into a wealthy family, Addams was one of a small number of women in her generation to graduate from college.

4 Hull House. US History Hull House She would graduate and begin to dedicate her life to others. Most significantly, she spearheaded a movement in Chicago to improve the lives of poor, immigrant workers. On September 8 th, 1889, she founded Hull House in the middle of the citys worst neighborhood.

5 Hull House. US History Hull House The house became a community center or, as she put it, a social settlement house. It served a residential/industrial neighborhood of predominately Russian and Polish Jews, Italians, Irish, and Germans.

6 Hull House. US History Hull House

7 Hull House. US History Hull House Addams and her fellow activists forged a powerful reform movement. They lived at the House so that they could better understand the problems of the poor and fulfill Addams mission of neighbors helping neighbors.

8 Hull House. US History Hull House From the House, the group offered hot meals, kindergarten, and childcare services for working mothers as well as tutoring in English, an employment bureau, an art gallery, music and art classes and social events.

9 Hull House. US History Hull House By 1900, Hull House activities broadened to include a cooperative residence for working mothers, the first little theater in America, a labor museum, and a meeting place for trade union groups.

10 Hull House. US History Hull House Following the example of Addams and her colleagues, community centers and settlement houses opened in other cities. Hull House became the meeting place for like-minded intellectuals and social reformers, many of whom came to learn from Addams work.

11 Hull House. US History Hull House Perhaps the most prominent woman of her time, Jane Addams epitomized the social and political reform spirit of Progressivism through her work, her writing, and her international efforts for world peace.

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13 Hull House. US History Hull House With the room that you have remaining, choose 5 Hull House firsts and list them.


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