Our Fellow Shakespeare
Horace J. Bridges
s/t: How Everyman May Enjoy His Works
Horace James Bridges [1850-1955] was a British author and lecturer. He moved to Chicago in 1912, where he became the leader of the Chicago Ethical Society. Along with Clarence Darrow and Jane Addams, Bridges was a signer of a 1921 document “Christian Protest Against Anti-Semitism.” Darrow debated Bridges over the issue of human freedom and responsibility in crime and punishment. The Chicago Ethical Society assisted groups such as the Urban League, the Visiting Nurses Association, and the Legal Aid Bureau.