Introductory Film

Grades 3–12

Narrated by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (granddaughter of former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt), “An Experiment in Democracy” traces the history of Hull-House from Jane Addams’ childhood to the contemporary work of both the Hull-House Association and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Viewers will be introduced to social reformers who lived at Hull-House, catch a rare glimpse of the Settlement’s innovative programs, and learn about the legacy of Addams and Hull-House throughout Chicago and beyond. Includes English captions and Spanish subtitles.