In 1897 African American reformer Victoria Earle Matthews set up the White Rose Home in New York as a shelter for southern black women who came north looking for jobs.
Often these women were offered “jobs” the minute they stepped off the train or boat; too late they learned they had been hired as prostitutes.
Matthews and her staff tried to meet the women before this happened.
Drawings helped people understand the harsh realities of child labor. Jane Addams and other women reformers crusaded against such practices.