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The 1912 United States Presidential election was held on Nov. 5, 1912 was a four-man contest, between Republican incumbent William Henry Taft, Democrat Woodrow Wilson, Progressive ("Bull Moose") Theodore Roosevelt, and Socialist Eugene V.…

Jane Addams was the featured speaker at the 53rd quarterly convocation of the University of Chicago, and event highlighted by a donation of over $300,000 to the University by John D. Rockefeller. Professor Ettore Pais of Naples was awarded an…
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Antracite coal miners in Philadelphia went on strike in 1902 in an attempt to get better pay, better hours, better conditions, and industry recognition of the union. The owners were initially inflexible in considering the union's demands until…

13th Universal Peace Congress, held in Boston.
First Universal Races Congress Delegates Outside the Imperial Institute, London

The First Universal Races Congress of 1911 took place over four days from July 26-29 at the University of London. The conference was attended by such civil rights advocates as W.E.B. Du Bois, Felix Adler, and, co-founder of the NAACP, Mary White…

The Illinois Conference of Charities and Corrections spanned three days from October 9-11, 1907 in Jacksonville, IL. The President of the Conferences was Dr. Frank P. Norbury of Jacksonville.
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The "Averbuch Incident" occured on March 2, 1908. On this day, a Jewish boy, Lazarus Averbuch, was shot by Chicago police officer George Shippy. Averbuch, Shippy claimed, had asked for him at his home as an anarchist intent to kill the officer. …
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The National Arbitration and Peace Congress was held in New York City's Carnegie Hall from April 14-17. It was attended by Jane Addams and Lillian Wald, among others. Its aims included the promotion of the abolition of war to settle international…

The second National Peace Congress took place in Chicago from May 2 - May 5, 1909.
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The 1910 Garment Workers' Strike in Chicago began in the Hart, Schaffner, and Marx firm when 16 women walked out on their jobs. Although work hours, wages, and working conditions were deplorable, the women could not stand for the implementation of a…
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Taking place at Handel Hall in Chicago, this three day event saw speakers such as Jane Addams, Oswald G. Villard, Abdul Baha and Edward O. Brown.