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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Event Type: Book Group
Date: 5/27/2014
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Join us at Maze to discuss Jane Addams: Spirit in Action by Louise W. Knight.Jane Addams was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such possibilities for women. Starting in Chicago as a co-founder of the nation's first settlement house, Hull House--a community center where people of all classes and ethnicities could gather--Addams became a grassroots organizer and a partner of trade unionists, women, immigrants, and African Americans seeking social justice. In time she emerged as a progressive political force; an advocate for women's suffrage; an advisor to presidents; a co-founder of civil rights organizations, including the NAACP; and a leader for international peace. Find out why she was despised as much as she was respected.

Copies of Jane Addams: Spirit in Action will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion.Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Maze Branch
Location: Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Contact: Maze Branch Library
Contact Number: 708.386.4751