1.) JANE ADDAMS (1860 - 1935)
-In 1889, Jane Addams founded and managed a settlement house called the Hull house in Chicago.
-Wrote the following books: Newer Ideals of Peace, Peace and Bread in Time of War, Twenty Years at Hull House, The Spirit of Youth and City Streets, A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil, Democracy and Social Ethics, The Long Road of Women’s Memory.
-Was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for her efforts.
2.) W.E.B. DuBois
-DuBois was the most prominent intellectual leader and political activist on behalf of African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century.
-In 1905, Du Bois helped to found the Niagara Movement. The Movement championed, among other things, freedom of speech and criticism, the recognition of the highest and best human training as the monopoly of no caste or race, full male suffrage, a belief in the dignity of labor, and a united effort to realize such ideals under sound leadership.
-DuBois helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.
-Du Bois wrote and published over 4,000 articles, essays and books over the course of the 95-year life.
3.) C. WRIGHT MILLS (1916 - 1962)
-Made famous the term sociological imagination.
-Along with Hans. H. Gerth, applied and popularized Max Weber theories. Also applied Karl Mannheim’s theories on the sociology of knowledge to the political thought and behavior of intellectuals.
-Wrote the following books: .The Power Elite, The Sociological Imagination, White Collar: The American Middle Class, Listen: Yankee, The Marxists.
4.) IDA B. WELLS BARNETT (1862 - 1931)
-Led an ant lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890’s.
-One of the great pioneer activists in the Civil Rights Movement.
-Co-founder of the NAACP.
-Journalist and Author of work like On Lynchings, and The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells.
5.) ROBERT PARK (1964 - 1944) & ERNEST BURGESS (1886 -... [continues]
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