The Living Legacy of Grace Abbott
Our work honors the living legacy of Nebraska born-and-raised social justice pioneer, Grace Abbott. Grace Abbott was an extraordinary leader in the struggles to improve life for America’s children and immigrants. As Chief of the U.S. Children’s Bureau and as Director of the Immigrants’ Protective League, Grace Abbott is credited with saving thousands of children’s and immigrants’ lives, and improving those of millions more. She is specially remembered for this famous quote, which serves as TQC’s credo:
“Justice for all children is the high ideal in a democracy.”
– Grace Abbott, 1934
Articles about Grace Abbott by John Sorensen:
- Grace Abbott, biography by John Sorensen, National Women’s History Museum
- Grace Abbott (1878 – 1939) – Social Work Pioneer, Reformer, Hull House Resident, and Chief of the Children’s Bureau by John Sorensen, The Social Welfare History Project
John Sorensen’s A Sister’s Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott is the winner of the 2016 Nebraska Book Award – Nonfiction for Historical Biography!