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Abstract

This Article focuses on the life and legacy of Francis Perkins, a twentieth century champion of woman's and worker's rights. It examines her work as a reformer and as Secretary of Labor under Franklin Roosevelt, specifically on the issues of woman's rights, education, social services and working conditions for poor. By focusing on specific legislation she helped enact, such as the Social Security Act and laws regarding working conditions, the Article ultimately seeks to portray Perkins as the most influential person to urban America in the twentieth century.

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