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Summary

Grace Abbott (born in Grand Island, Nebraska, died in Chicago, Illinois) was a famous Activist from USA, who lived between November 17, 1878 and June 19, 1939. She became 60 years old.

Biography

Grace Abbott was an American social reformer, children's rights activist and university lecturer.

After graduating from Grand College Iceland in 1898, she became teacher at the High School Grand Iceland (1899 to 1907). After this she completed a postgraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She got a degree in 1909 as Philosophical Doctor (Ph.D.) in Political Science at the University of Chicago, and moved with her older sister Edith in the Jane Addams in the 1880s, founded Hull House charity. Both sisters were convinced that not only degrading the poor laws should be abolished, but poverty itself.

Between 1910 and 1917, she was not only director of the Immigrants' Protective League (IPL), but also a lecturer at the University of Chicago. In 1917 she published the book The Immigrant and the Community. She then appointed U.S. President Woodrow Wilson as Head of the Department against child labor in the U.S. Children's Bureau.

In 1921 she was appointed by U.S. President Warren G. Harding as director of the Children's Office in the Department of Labor of the United States, she held this position until 1934 and as such was a staunch campaigner against child labor. After 1934 she took an appointment as professor of Public Welfare at the University of Chicago and held this teaching until her death from multiple myeloma. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt also appointed to the advisory board for the drafting of the Social Security Act of 1935.

During the time of her teaching, she wrote The Child and the State (1938). Her latest book From Relief to Social Security appeared posthumously 1941st

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 5 quotes who is written / told by Grace.

Related authors: Jane Addams, Warren G. Harding, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Abbott

Famous quotes by Grace Abbott (5)


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"The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school"
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"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time"
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"The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government"
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"Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam"
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"I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic"


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