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Height, Dorothy I.  

Sunny Sinha

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Sep 2013
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Dorothy Irene Height (1912–2010) was best known for her leadership positions with National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and Young Women’s Christian Association’s (YWCA), as she was ... More

Hoey, Jane M.  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Jane M. Hoey (1892–1968) helped to establish and enforce standards in public welfare administration. She was the director of social research for the National Tuberculosis Association and ... More

Hooks, Benjamin  

Brenda F. McGadney

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Nov 2013
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Benjamin L. Hooks (1925–2010) was best known as an African American civil rights leader, lawyer, Baptist minister, gifted orator, and a businessman (co-founder of a bank and chicken ... More

Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  

John F. Longres

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Jun 2013
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Harry Lloyd Hopkins (1890–1946) was administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration—the country's first federal relief program—as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential ... More

Howard, Donald S.  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Donald S. Howard (1902–1982), an eminent social work educator and administrator, became the first dean of the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles, in 1948. ... More

Howard, Oliver Otis  

Ira C. Colby

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Jun 2013
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Oliver Otis Howard (1830–1904) served as the first commissioner for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. He founded Howard University, was President Ulysses S. Grant's ... More

Howe, Samuel Gridley  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Samuel Gridley Howe (1801–1876) was a noted philanthropist, educator, and advocate for the physically and mentally handicapped. He was director of the New England Asylum for the Blind and ... More

Huantes, Margarita R.  

Santos H. Hernández

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Jun 2013
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Margarita R. Huantes (1914–1994) was a social worker, an adult educator, and pioneer in the adult literacy movement. She founded the San Antonio Literacy Council to combat adult ... More

Hudson, Walter W.  

Paula S. Nurius

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Jun 2013
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Walter W. Hudson (1934–1999) was a leader in measurement theory, development and testing of assessment and outcome evaluation tools, applied statistics, evidence-based practice ... More

Jarrett, Mary Cromwell  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Mary Cromwell Jarrett (1876–1961) delineated the specialty of psychiatric social work in mental hospitals and worked to alleviate problems associated with chronic illness while at the ... More

Jeff, Morris F. X., Jr.  

Joshua Kirven

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Mar 2014
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Biographies
Dr. Morris F. X. Jeff Jr. (1938–2003) was an Afrocentric-centered social worker, practitioner, activist, advocate, trainer, and consultant who spoke with clarity on urban problems and ... More

Jenkins, Esau  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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Jul 2013
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Esau Jenkins (1910–1972) was a grass-roots activist who used a community-based approach to aid the oppressed and impoverished African American families and children in the low country ... More

Jennison, Mary Irick  

Therese Jennissen

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Oct 2013
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Biographies

Mary Irick Jennison (1892–1970) was a Canadian social worker, writer, teacher, and social justice and peace activist.

Johnson, Campbell Carrington  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Campbell Carrington Johnson (1895–1968) worked to improve military services and social conditions for Black people. He worked at the national Selective Services for 28 years and in 1946 ... More

Jones, Mary Harris “Mother”  

Joanne "Rocky" Delaplaine

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Jun 2013
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Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (1830–1930) was a union organizer for the United Mine Workers of America and was known for her tireless efforts to improve the lives of working people and ... More

Kadushin, Alfred  

Naomi Farber

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Nov 2014
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Biographies
Alfred Kadushin (1916–2014) was a distinguished practitioner and academic in the field of social work. Professor Kadushin was most significantly known for his scholastic ... More

Keith-Lucas, Alan  

Daniel Lebold

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Jun 2013
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Alan Keith-Lucas (1910–1995) served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Social Work from 1950 to 1975. He was internationally known for his unique ... More

Kelley, Florence  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Florence Kelley (1859–1932) crusaded against child labor, which led to the establishment of the U.S. Children's Bureau in 1912. In 1892 she was head of the Factory Inspection Department ... More

Kellogg, Paul Underwood  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Paul Underwood Kellog (1879–1958) was a journalist who actively supported social welfare projects. He was editor of Charities and Survey and The Pittsburgh Survey (1901) was the first ... More

Kelso, John Joseph  

Allan Moscovitch

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Oct 2013
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Biographies
John Joseph Kelso (March 31, 1864–September 30, 1935) was a young journalist when he became involved in child welfare in his adopted home of Toronto. He was instrumental in the passage of ... More

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