The activist Grace Abbott died at the age of 60. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Remembered for her activist work on behalf of immigrants and children, this American social worker and sociologist of the early 20th century served as Director of the U.S. Children’s Bureau’s Labour Division and, as such, oversaw the implementation of the Keating-Owen Act of 1916.
Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elizabeth Griffin and Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Othman Ali Abbott, she and her sister, Edith Abbott, were both influential social workers.
Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam.
The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.
I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic.
The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government.
Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.