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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Jane Addams 800 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607 I was born on September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois. I was the 8th of 9 children and was born into a life priviledge. I graduated from Rockford Female Seminary in 1882 and had a college education. I visited Toynbee Hall in London with my friend Ellen Gates Starr and wanted to create a similar settlement house in Chicago. In 1889 I co-founded the Hull House, which provided for immigrants and the poor population. I served on Chicago's Board of Education in 1905 and became the 1st female president of the NationalConference of Social Work. I am a strong pacifist and activist for peace. Because I wanted to end the war. I was the president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. I even won a Nobel Peace Prize for this work in 1931. My father was good friends with Abraham Lincoln. I have had 2 long-term relationships with Ellen Starr and Mary Rozet Smith. One of my hobbies is writing. I have written 11 books including Newer Ideals of Peace and Forty Years at Hull House . I also enjoy art. In fact, the 1st facility I added to the Hull House was an art gallery. The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is securedfor all of us and incorporated into our common life. - speech from School of Applied Ethics in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1892 Objective: Cause social reform, uplift the urban masses,fight for women's rights, and bring about peace.
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