Today is the 75th anniversary of Jane Addams winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
She did her good works in the immigrant slums of Chicago.
But is there a statue of her, or some kind of monument?
In fact there's not a single statue of a woman in the entire city.
But we do have statues of Very Important Dead Men, such as:
-drunken sports announcer Harry Caray
-average gossip columnist Irv Kupcinet
-and fictional TV character Bob Newhart.
Lest you think this affects only women -- there's no statue or monument to the city's first non-native resident, Jean Baptiste Pointe duSable, either.
Despite the fact that a group of activists has been lobbying for one since the 1920's.
Of course it has nothing to do with the fact that he's black.
Nothing at all.
Such a melting pot, this.