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Chang, Xiu-Qing  

Yi-Shih Cheng

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Dec 2014
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Biographies
Xiu-Qing Chang (1922–2003) served as the chief supervisor in the Sheau-Kang Joint Service Center of Taiwan Province in the 1970s, which was the largest antipoverty program since the ... More

Chavez, Cesar  

Juan Paz

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Cesar Chavez (1927–1993) was a union organizer and advocate in California. He helped organize United Farm Workers in their successful strike for better working conditions, as well as ... More

Chevannes, Alston Barrington  

Gwendolyn D. Perry-Burney

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Dec 2013
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Biographies
Alston Barrington “Barry” Chevannes (1940–2010) was known for his in-depth interviews and group discussions leading to the Jamaican and Caribbean Rastafari movement, justice reform, youth ... More

Chisholm, Shirley  

Tanya Smith Brice

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Jul 2013
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Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005) was a political leader and activist best known as the first African American woman elected to the US House of Representatives and the first African American to ... More

Chunn, Jay Carrington, II  

Tanya Smith Brice

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Sep 2013
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Jay Carrington Chunn, II, (1938–2013), was a leader in social work education, a professor, and an author who focused on public health and policy within urban populations.

Clark, Septima Poinsette  

Brenda K. J. Crawley

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Jul 2013
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Septima Poinsetta Clark (1898–1987) is well-known for her citizenship schools, literacy training, voting and civil rights activism, and community, political, and social services.

Cloward, Richard  

Alex Gitterman

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Richard Cloward (1926–2005) was an internationally renowned scholar, social activist, and educator at Columbia University. His scholarship on contemporary issues in the US was informed by ... More

Cohen, Wilbur  

Roland L. Guyotte

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Wilbur Cohen (1913–1987) was secretary of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and chief architect of Medicare and Medicaid. He drafted the Social Security Act and, from the ... More

Courtney, Catherine  

Carole Zugazaga

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Jul 2013
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Catherine “Kate” Courtney (née Potter), Baroness Courtney of Penwirth (1847–1929), was a British social worker, political activist, and suffragist who actively campaigned for world peace. ... More

Coyle, Grace Longwell  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Grace Longwell Coyle (1892–1962) was the first to develop a scientific approach to group work practice. She was president of the National Conference of Social Work, the American ... More

Davidson, George  

Allan Moscovitch

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Jan 2014
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Biographies
George Davidson’s (1909–1995) working life included four careers over a period of over 45 years. In his first two careers he was director of welfare in the government of British Columbia, ... More

Davis, Liane V.  

Ann Weick

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Liane V. Davis (1942–1995) was an advocate, scholar and teacher, and promoter of women's issues in social work. She chaired the National Committee on Women's Issues and taught and wrote ... More

Day, Dorothy  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Dorothy Day (1897–1980) was a social activist, journalist, and publisher who wrote several books and engaged in many demonstrations. She was co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and ... More

De Forest, Robert Weeks  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Robert Weeks De Forest (1848–1931) was a lawyer, philanthropist, and social reformer. He is credited with developing the New York School of Philanthropy and the Russell Sage Foundation. He ... More

de Shazer, Steve  

Teri Pichot

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Sep 2014
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Steve de Shazer, MSW (1940–2005) along with his wife, Insoo Kim Berg, was a primary developer of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). He was a prolific writer as well as a gifted ... More

Devine, Edward Thomas  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Edward T. Devine(1867–1948) was a writer, educator, and administrator. As general secretary of the New York Charity Organization Society, he formed the Wayfarer's Lodge and the Tenement ... More

Dix, Dorothea Lynde  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802–1887) was a writer and pioneer in the mental health movement. She lobbied national and internationally on behalf of the deaf and insane and was responsible for the ... More

Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
W. E. B. Du Bois (1882–1973) was a Black scholar, writer, and militant civil rights activist. He actively fought against discrimination in all aspects of American life. He founded the ... More

Dumpson, James R.  

Nancy Boyd Webb

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Aug 2015
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Biographies
James R. Dumpson (1909–2012) was the first African American dean of a non-black school of social work following a career in public service in New York where he worked tirelessly to promote ... More

Dunham, Arthur  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Arthur Dunham (1893–1980) was a pacifist, writer, and social work educator. He wrote extensively about community development and social welfare administration. His writing contributed to ... More

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