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Grace Abbott
November 17, 1878 - June 19, 1939
Nationality: American
Category: Activist
Subcategory: American Activist

Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam.


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.


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.


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