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Hall of Honor

Grace Abbott

Class of 1895
Hall of Honor 1983

Grace Abbott, internationally known social worker and reformer, was an early 20th century feminist who championed the rights of women, children and the oppressed.

Eighteen years with the United States Children’s Bureau enabled Grace to bring about child labor laws in the country, improve immigrant protection, and to initiate state programs coordinated federally for maternal and child health.

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