Jane Addams was, during the early years of the 20th century, the most widely admired woman in America. Addams revolutionized American social reform by founding Hull House, an institution she established in a poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants—such as classes in music and literature. Addams later became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Mary Rozet Smith played several vital roles in Addams’s success, including raising funds that allowed Hull House to remain in operation.
Addams and Smith were in an outlaw marriage from 1891 until 1934, when Smith died.
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