Roger Nash Baldwin


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(1884–1981) Roger Baldwin, the founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), began his career as a social worker and progressive reformer in St. Louis, Missouri. Although Roger Baldwin, as he put it, “graduated” from social work to become a political reformer, he urged social workers to take a more political stance in presentations to the National Conference of Social Work during the 1910s and 1920s.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.

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