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JACOB Jacob Riis immigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1870. After years of extreme poverty and hardship he ﬁnally found employment as a police reporter for the New York Tribune in 1877. In the 1880s his work gravitated towards reform and he worked with other New York reformers then crusading for better living conditions for the thousands of immigrants ﬂocking to New York in search of new opportunities. His most popular work, How The Other Half Lives, became a pivotal work that precipitated much needed reforms and made him famous.Jacob Riiss photography, taken up to help him document the plight of the poor, made him an important ﬁgure in the history of documentary photography.
ROBERT LA Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. nicknamed "Fighting Bob" La Follette (June 14, 1855– June 18, 1925) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Congressman, the 20th Governor of Wisconsin (1901–1906), and Republican Senator from Wisconsin (1906– 1925). He ran for President of the United States as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in 1924, carrying Wisconsin and 17% of the national popular vote.
ALICE While in England, Alice met Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the British suffrage movement, who advocated “taking the woman’s movement to the streets.” Alice participated in more radical protests for woman suffrage, including hunger strikes and even three prison terms. She met Lucy Burns in a London police station after being arrested in a suffrage demonstration at the entrance to Parliament. They participated in some demonstrations together; even getting arrested and jailed together. Alice also worked at the Dalston branch of the Charity Organization Society in London, then the Peel Institute of Social Work at Clerkenwell, and the Christian Social Union Settlement of Hoxton. She returned to the U.S. in January 1910. Lucy returned to Brooklyn in the summer of 1912.That fall, Alice and Lucy approached the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), having decided to join forces toward a constitutional amendment by directly lobbying congressmen. They were allowed to take over the NAWSA Congressional Committee in Washington, D.C., but they had no office, no budget and few supporters. Alice was only 26 years old.
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