Jane Addams -1860 - 1935 was a philosopher, sociologist, author, and woman suffrage leader.
She was a prominent reformer of what was called the Progressive Era and brought national attention to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, and public health.
She believed women could aid in making their communities better places to live, but they would need the vote to be effective.
Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. She also believed world peace could eventually be achieved.
In 1931 Jane Addams received the Nobel Peace Prize for her works.
14" x 11" Indelible ink on acid free paper
I chose to draw Jane Addams because she reminds me of my grandmother on my father's side.
Jane Addams would fall under anyone's definition of what a 'hero', or 'heroine' is. What would she think about where we are today? Any thoughts?