Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 6, 1939 -- Fiftieth Anniversary of Hull House

September 6, 1939 – The fiftieth anniversary of Jane Addams’ founding of Hull House is celebrated as several thousand of the men and women who came to the settlement house as children fill Grant Park for a two-hour tribute to Addams who died four years before.  The principal speaker is Judge Florence E. Allen of the United States Court of Appeals who says, “And this should be her memorial, not that we repeat her name, but that we write upon our hearts her principles, that we carry them into concrete action.  For this woman opened to American new paths of spiritual life.  She lived her faith that all blessings must be made universal if they are to be made permanent.”

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