Today in Labor History

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November 30, 1854


Social reformer and activist Mary Eliza McDowell is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.   McDowell – who was referred to as the “Angel of the Stockyards” – established a settlement house in the back of the stockyards in Chicago, where she lived and worked to improve the working conditions of the stockyard workers and the living conditions of their families.   Her passion for social justice and equality continued throughout her life.

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