New Possibilities

American social worker and suffragist Jane Addams (1860 - 1935) wearing a hat and gloves while seated at a writing desk with a pen in hand.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American social worker and suffragist Jane Addams (1860 – 1935) wearing a hat and gloves while seated at a writing desk with a pen in hand. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jane Addams’ contributions were so deep and wide and transformative. Recently I’ve been looking at her role in women’s fight for the vote, in other words – women’s fight to participate in the political arena. “What after all has maintained the human race on this old Globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities and courage to advocate them.” Jane Addams

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