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Reformer Grace Abbott Was Born


Portrait of a girl, standing, working at a machine in a textile plant, Cherryville, N.C.

Abbott's crusade for child labor laws was so that young girls like this one wouldn't be forced to work

CREDIT: Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer. “Girl in Cherryville Mill. Location: Cherryville, North Carolina,” 1908. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-DIG-nclc-01357.

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