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Activist Jane Addams Was Born
September 6, 1860

As more people, mostly women, came to help, Hull House expanded to include a nursery, adult education classes, social clubs, and a community kitchen.

At the center's first Christmas party, Addams was surprised when several little girls refused the candy she offered them. The girls, she discovered, worked long hours in a candy factory. Soon, Addams, Starr, and others at Hull House worked toward establishing child labor laws. They also fought for equal rights for women and in international peace.

Today, Hull House continues to build on Addams's work. Jane Addams found her inspiration from London's Toynbee Hall. Where will you discover your life's inspiration?

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