Addams discusses the work of the League for the Protection of Children, formed to advocate for the well being of children in Chicago. The comments were made during the National Education Association meeting.
Addams' Presidential Address at the National Conference on Charities and Correction, held in St. Louis on May 19-26. Addams reviews the history of charity work and the challenges ahead. She gives examples from her experiences at Hull-House and others.
The published version of Addams' speech to the American Sociological Society, which argues that social interaction is the key to advancing society. In urban areas, city governments need to provide varied and organized recreations to build community.