Florence kelley

Among her extensive list of accomplishments, however, Kelley claimed she was proudest of the Sheppard-Towner Act.

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She graduated in one of the first classes to include women at Cornell University in , and received a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in , after graduate study in law, politics and economics at the University of Zurich in the 's. Jane Addams: A Biography. The Illinois law of that limited working hours for women, regulated tenement sweatshops, and prohibited child labour was in large part the result of her findings, and in consequence she was appointed to the post of chief factory inspector for Illinois. At 65 Ewing street, the following week, I found a case, in a Sicilian family, where four children were just recovering from scarlet fever , and cloak making had been carried on continuously throughout the illness. In she left him, taking the children with her, and moved to Chicago, where a divorce was easier to obtain than it was in New York. Kelley — and Caroline Bartram Bonsall in Philadelphia. She worked hard to establish a workday limited to eight hours. Soon after the publication of his groundbreaking book, Engels joined with Karl Marx to produce their Communist Manifesto. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. She grew up in a family of Philadelphia Quakers with long standing commitments to the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage and the education and literacy of women. She was selected to be the Chief Factory Inspector for the state of Illinois.

Kelley's great-aunt, Sarah Pugh, lived as a Quaker and opponent of slavery. One of the founders of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania, he was elected to Congress in and served in Washington, D.

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As though the vitiated [morally impure] atmosphere of the streets were not enough, they are penned in dozens into single rooms, so that the air which they breathe at night is enough in itself to stifle them. Her time with the NCL led to the creation of the white label. Linn, James Weber. She sued several businesses. With the release of " Birth of a Nation ," Kelley and other NAACP leaders demonstrated in numerous cities against the film for representing a racist interpretation of black people. Kelley's analyses of sweatshops and slum houses resulted in a new child labor law, and she was appointed chief factory inspector for Illinois. Kelley, an abolitionist, founder of the Republican Party, judge and longtime U. She influenced many social movements in the United States.

It was created by an act of President William Howard Taft —; served —13 in During that same year, she conducted a survey of Chicago's slums per the request of U. She grew up in a family of Philadelphia Quakers with long standing commitments to the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage and the education and literacy of women.

Kelley conducted similar research by going door-to-door in some of Chicago's worst neighborhoods, aided by a team of women she gathered from Addams's settlement house.

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The Illinois law of that limited working hours for women, regulated tenement sweatshops, and prohibited child labour was in large part the result of her findings, and in consequence she was appointed to the post of chief factory inspector for Illinois.

Kelley considered herself a socialist, though she was not involved in the Socialist party. Protective Legislation and the Brandeis Brief InKelley's friend and long-time companion, Josephine Goldmarkworked with Kelley to compile statistics and prepare legal arguments for a brief defending legislation to establish limits on working hours for women, part of an effort to establish protective labor legislation.

Florence kelley accomplishments

As a student, she was a member of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, a member of the German Social Democratic party, and an activist for woman's suffrage and African-American civil rights. Kelley lost her position as the state's factory inspector, and the groundbreaking Illinois Factory Act of was challenged and eventually declared unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court. New York: National Consumers' League, She continued to advocate for improved conditions for working women and children until her death in Kelley also worked to end child labor. She has been involved in the women's movement since the late s. Kelley helped file the famous Brandeis Brief , which included sociological and medical evidence of the hazards of working long hours and set the precedent of the Supreme Court's recognition of sociological evidence, which was used to great effect later in Brown v. Friedrich Engels Friedrich Engels was born into a wealthy German family that had earned its fortune from textile manufacturing. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, This section contains words approx. In she joined Jane Addams and her associates at Hull House. An ancestor, John Bartram — , was known as the father of American botany and, in the s, established the first botanical garden in the North American colonies.

Her reports, together with her contributions to Hull-House Maps and Paperspresented a vivid picture of miserable working and living conditions.

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Florence Kelley: Labor and Consumer Advocate