NW corner of the Quadrangle. First home of the school of Social Study and Training.
Sculptor George Segal’s tribute to Depression-era America is on display at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Edwards believed that social work should not be limited to a narrow focus or single discipline, such as psychoanalysis or sociology, but should also encompass political economy, social history, women’s issues, race relations, labor issues, and world affairs.
Still image from a WALB newsfilm clip of Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy leading a kneel-in and being arrested in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 27
Dr. E. Franklin Frazier, Director of the Atlanta School of Social Work from 1922 to 1927, is probably the best known of the African American pioneers in social work. He is scarcely well known; the Encyclopedia of Social Work did not include his biography until 1987 and schools of social work rarely note and less often study his contributions to the field.
After Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan took power, the rest of the package soon followed: massive tax cuts for the rich, the crushing of trade unions, deregulation, privatisation, outsourcing and competition in public services. Through the IMF, the World Bank, the Maastricht treaty and the World Trade Organisation, neoliberal policies were imposed – often without democratic consent – on much of the world. Most remarkable was its adoption among parties that once belonged to the left: Labour and the Democrats, for example. As Stedman Jones notes, “it is hard to think of another utopia to have been as fully realised.”
A home visitor takes a shortcut over the roofs of the tenements.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division A scavenger on Pine St. Dump. Case known to S.P.C.C. (record No. 4322) since 1910. In 1913 parents refused to let child be committed to Wrentham, Mass. In 1916 father came to office asking that boy be committed as he spent all his time on the dumps.
The social work teaching at Birmingham moved in 1973 from a social casework focus to a ‘unitary model’ approach. An approach designed to educate students about the range of political, economic, social and personal systems which impacted on clients lives as well as the range of techniques and strategies needed to work with them.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division | National Child Labor Committee Collection Second from left, Wm. Pritchard, McKabe St., Dartmouth, Mass. Fourth from left, James Pritchard, McKabe St., Dartmouth, Mass. Right-hand end, Fred Bolton, 57 Potomska Street, New Bedford, Mass. Fred is 16 years old.
Children playing at the Philadelphia Home for Infants in 1900. The home was absorbed by the Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania.