Jane Addams c. 1907

Jane Addams was a co-founder of the social settlement Hull-House in Chicago. Clarence Darrow knew Jane Addams. Darrow recounted that for former Governor John Peter Altgeld's funeral "two invitations were sent to clergymen, supposed to be liberal-minded, asking them to conduct the farewell ceremony, but both found reasons for not being able to come. So Miss Jane Addams, of Hull House, a woman of rare ideals and intelligence, was asked to speak. Governor Altgeld had long admired Miss Addams, and was often a visitor at Hull House, and she had always understood and appreciated the fearlessness and unselfishness of the man. Her words were simple and sensible, such as she always uses." Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-95722. Addams Letter to Darrow