Chicago Stories: Jane Addams: Together We Rise — Full Episode
Jane Addams and the women of Hull House joined forces to improve the lives of immigrants.
Jane Addams, born into wealth and privilege, had been intrigued by social reform since a visit to a settlement house in London’s impoverished East End. An inheritance made it possible for her to bring that concept to Chicago with the creation of Hull House. Chicago Stories profiles this activist and the other women who joined her to enrich the lives of thousands of immigrant families.
Florence Kelley worked with Jane Addams and Hull House to establish laws that would protect children from harmful labor practices.
Julia Lathrop worked with Jane Addams and Hull House to establish a separate justice system for juveniles, who were previously tried as adults.
Some of the work Alice Hamilton conducted during her time at Hull House paved the way for our understanding of public and workplace health.
Ida B. Wells once publicly called out Jane Addams over comments she made about lynching.
What would visitors of Hull House have encountered at the turn of the century? See what it was like to step foot in the well-known Chicago settlement house, which was far more than just a house, through the eyes of a young immigrant woman named Hilda Satt.