Sunday, January 29, 2012
The End of Jane Addams Hull House in Chicago
This is a tremendous blow to the community and to the overall history of the city of Chicago. This effectively snuffs out one of the few remaining links that people have to their past.
When someone brings up "the good old days," remind them that women used to live in routine fear of being beaten to death by alcoholic husbands and that children were routinely neglected and abandoned. That's what went on in the good old days, and that's what still goes on today, and that's what Jane Addams Hull House fought against for 122 years until the money ran out and the lights got turned off.
Tomorrow, someone is going to be in need of assistance, and this organization won't be there. What a tragedy.