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.
View of unidentified men protesting segregated facilities outside of Rich’s store in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. December 1960.
Established in 1988 the B. F. Skinner Foundation has a wealth of material from Skinner’s literary estate, from donations from his colleagues and students, and from family members.
Police officers and illegal liquor, Northfield, Minnesota, 1930.
At 11:00 am on May 15, 1919, workers walked off the job and marched into the streets of Winnipeg, leading to one of the biggest labour actions Canada has ever seen. Strikers included both the private and public sectors, and ranged from garment workers to police officers. On June 21, 1919, the Royal North-West Mounted Police and hired union busters rode on horseback and fired into a crowd of thousands of workers, killing two and injuring countless others.
The stock market crash of 1929 defined the decade of the 1930s for Michigan and the whole nation. The decade was a critical one for the Michigan Conference of Social Work, which was operating as it had since 1912 with volunteer efforts augmented by dues and conference fees.