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Open Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957
Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957

Edith Abbott (1876-1957) was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was one of the first women in America to earn a doctoral degree. In 1924, she became

Open Abolition movement
Abolition movement

A movement culminating in the late 18th and early 19th centuries that aimed first to end the slave trade , and then to abolish the institution of

Open Aboriginal Australians
Aboriginal Australians

Member of any of the 500 groups of indigenous inhabitants of the continent of Australia, who migrated to this region from South Asia about 40,000

Open Academic freedom
Academic freedom

right of scholars to pursue research, to teach, and to publish without control or restraint from the institutions that employ them. It is a civil

Open Activism

Activism is action on behalf of a cause, action that goes beyond what is conventional or routine. The action might be door-to-door canvassing,

Open Adolescence

Historically, adolescent development has been described as tumultuous, which is sometimes attributed to increased emotions and an undeveloped

Open Adoption

act by which the legal relation of parent and child is created. Adoption was recognized by Roman law but not by common law . Statutes first introduced


In the Christian calendar, which follows the life of Jesus, the period of preparation before his birth on Christmas Day. It begins four Sundays before

Open African Americans
African Americans

African Americans are a people whose ancestors are from Africa. Although there are obvious mixtures among African Americans, the dominant ancestry of

Open Ageism

Ageism, a concept made popular by Robert Butler (1969), is a way to describe prejudice and discrimination against individuals who occupy a specific