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Biography of a Social Worker: Jane Addams Jane Addams was not just a pioneer in the social work field, but for international human rights and equality as well. She dedicated her life working to improve the social welfare of all people, recognizing the importance of enacting change on both the micro and macro levels. At a time when women weren’t yet granted the right to vote or recognized as having meaning within the public sphere, Addams led numerous campaigns and organizations altering the landscape of social welfare policy in the United States. She was not just a forward thinker of her time, but of all times. Born in 1860, Addams reached adulthood during a time period where great changes were being made for women. There were many strong, vocal women at the time who were ready to change the United States views on just what women could and could not do, including Jane Addams. Addams was born into an upper class background to a father who supported his daughters desire to go to college to a certain extent. With this
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