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Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr  

Edna Comer

Online publication date:
Jan 2014
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Biographies

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) is best known as a Soviet dissident and novelist and for being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Specht, Harry  

Neil Gilbert

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Harry Specht (1929–1995) was a social work educator who began his professional career in New York's settlement houses. In 1977 he was appointed dean of the School of Social Welfare, ... More

Spellman, Dorothea C.  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Dorothea C. Spellman (1907–1979) headed the group work specialization at the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. Her primary contributions were in group work and as an ... More

Starr, Ellen Gates  

Susan Donner

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Ellen Gates Starr (1859–1940) was a social reformer who, with Jane Addams, co-founded Hull-House to provide women with a new avenue for living independently. The condition of the poor ... More

Suzman, Helen  

Sunny Sinha

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Jul 2013
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Biographies
Helen Suzman (1917–2009) was internationally renowned for many years as the sole white woman representative in the South African Parliament to speak out against apartheid measures. As a ... More

Switzer, Mary Elizabeth  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Mary Elizabeth Switzer (1900–1971) was an administrator who became head of the Social and Rehabilitation Service in 1967. She influenced the evolution and expansion of federally funded ... More

Taft, Julia Jessie  

Larraine M. Edwards

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Julia Jessie Taft (1882–1960) founded the “functional” school of social casework practice. She was director of the Child Study Department of the Children's Aid Society in Pennsylvania and ... More

Taylor, Billy  

Phylis J. Peterman

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Oct 2013
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Biographies

Billy Taylor, PhD (1921–2010), award winning pianist, jazz musician, composer, educator, advocate, ambassador of music; founder of the Jazzmobile program.

Taylor, Graham  

Larraine M. Edwards

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
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Biographies
Graham Taylor (1851–1938) founded the Chicago Commons settlement house. He taught social economics at the Chicago Theological Seminary, initiating such projects as drafting protective labor ... More

Terrell, Mary Eliza Church  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954) was an educator and social reformer best known for her professional lecture tours and writings on race relations and women's rights. In 1904 she represented ... More

Thomas, Jesse O.  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Jesse O. Thomas (1883–1972) was one of the founders of the Atlanta University School of Social Work. As Urban League field secretary for the southern states he brought to attention the ... More

Titmuss, Richard Morris  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Richard Morris Titmuss (1907–1973) was a scholar, administrator, and educator who developed the subject area of social policy and administration as an intellectually respectable field of ... More

Touzel, Bessie  

Marjorie Johnstone

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Jul 2013
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Biographies
Bessie Touzel (1904–1997) left her mark on the local, provincial, and national levels in Canadian social services. Through her visionary development of concrete strategies for developing ... More

Towle, Charlotte  

John F. Longres

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Charlotte Towle (1896–1966) was a social worker who attempted to link the understanding of human behavior and needs with the administration of public assistance programs. She joined the ... More

Truth, Sojourner  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Sojourner Truth (1797–1883) was a reformer and evangelist who was active in the abolitionist movement. In 1843 she began speaking tours to advocate for the abolition of slavery and for ... More

Tubman, Harriet  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Harriet Tubman (1820–1913) escaped bondage in 1849 and fled to Philadelphia. Known as the Moses of Black people for her leadership in the Underground Railroad movement, she is thought to ... More

Upshaw, Joan King  

Sadye L. M. Logan

Online publication date:
May 2020
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Biographies
Joan King Upshaw, MSW, LSCSW (1929–2010), was a social work entrepreneur who pioneered temporary social work staffing. She created a useful avenue for professional social workers to work in ... More

Van Kleeck, Mary Ann  

Lynne M. Healy

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Mary Ann van Kleeck (1883–1972) was director of the Department of Industrial Studies at the Russell Sage Foundation. She studied the effect of technology on employment and her labor ... More

Vasey, Wayne  

Ludwig L. Geismar

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Wayne Vasey (1910–1992) was a social work educator who contributed to the fields of social policy, social welfare, and gerontology. He was founding executive of the social work schools at ... More

Vigilante, Joseph  

Michael Reisch

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
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Biographies
Joseph Vigilante (1925–2005) made contributions to the fields of international social work and neighborhood-based social services and promoted the rights of people with developmental and ... More

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