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Introduces the existence and accomplishments of social reformer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jane Addams.

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Thousands of people crowded the streets and alleys around HullHouse on the day of Jane Addams’s funeral. By this time, though, she was in poor health and unable to travel to Oslo, Norway, to accept her prize. Jane Addams died of cancer on May 21, 1935. During the two days that followed, thousands of mourners passed by her coffin to pay their last respects. Her funeral service was held at Hull-House, with thousands of people crowding the streets and alleys surrounding the settlement. She was buried in the cemetery in her hometown of Cedarville, next to her parents and siblings.

Riverside Plaza, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 312/906-8600 31 Index Addams, Alice (sister), 8 Addams, Anna Haldeman (stepmother), 9, 13, 13, 15–16 Addams, James Weber (brother), 8 Addams, Jane, 9, 10, 25 birth of, 8 as chairperson of Women’s Peace Party, 26 childhood of, 8, 9 death of, 28 education of, 9–10, 12, 13–14 in Europe, 15, 16 as garbage inspector, 24 health of, 14 as Hull-House cofounder, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 as Nobel Peace Prize recipient, 27–28 as president of National Woman Suffrage Association, 26 as president of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 26 Addams, John Huy (father), 7, 8–9, 11, 11, 13, 13 Addams, Martha (sister), 8 Addams, Mary (sister), 8, 15 Addams, Sarah Weber (mother), 7, 8, 8 Barnett, Henrietta, 17, 18, 18 Barnett, Samuel, 17, 18, 18 Cedarville, Illinois, 7–8, 8, 9, 13 Chicago, Illinois, 6, 6, 18–22, 23, 24 Civic Federation of Chicago, 25 communists, 27 Culver, Helen, 19, 19 factories, 7, 27 Farnsworth, Anna, 20 Great Depression, 27 Hull, Charles, 19, 23, 23 Hull-House, 20–22, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 Hull-House Museum, 23, 23 immigrants, 6–7, 21, 22 Industrial Revolution, 17 Kelley, Florence, 20, 27 Keyser, Mary, 20 labor unions, 24–25, 27 Lathrop, Julia, 20 Nobel Peace Prize, 27–28, 27 Progressive Party, 26 Pullman Strike, 25 Rockford Female Seminary, 9–10, 12, 12, 13 Roosevelt, Theodore, 26 settlement houses, 16, 17, 18, 20–22, 27 Smith College, 9, 12 Smith, Mary Rozet, 25, 25 Starr, Ellen, 15, 15, 16, 18, 26 Toynbee Hall settlement house, 16, 17 University of Chicago, 25 University of Illinois, 23 Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 13–14, 14 World War I, 26 About the Author PAM ROSENBERG IS A FORMER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AND corporate trainer.

A Personal Tour of Hull-House. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2001. Harvey, Bonnie Carman. Jane Addams: Nobel Prize Winner and Founder of Hull House. : Enslow Publishers, 1999. Parks, Deborah A. Jane Addams: Freedom’s Innovator. : Time Life Education, 1999. Simon, Charnan. Jane Addams: Pioneer Social Worker. New York: Children’s Press, 1997. Places to Visit or Contact Jane Addams Hull-House Museum To see the original Hull-House building and learn more about the life and work of Jane Addams University of Illinois at Chicago 800 S.

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