Florence Kelley — American Activist born on September 12, 1859, died on February 17, 1932

Florence Kelley was a social and political reformer. Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children's rights is widely regarded today. From its founding in 1899, Kelley served as the first general secretary of the National Consumers League. In 1909 Kelley helped create the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People... (wikipedia)

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