Journey Among The Lost

Journey Among The Lost

Broadcast: 7th March 1949
Starring: Jean Arthur
Added: Apr 15 2011
Journey Among The Lost tells the true story of Dorothea Lynde Dix a woman of faith who in 1841 worked for the human rights of the insane who were kept in terrible conditions within prison walls. These people were not criminals yet were treated far worse. Because of Dorothea’s tireless work in the year 1843 the Massachusetts legislature considered a bill to remove the insane and mentally sick from prisons and install them in public hostels, asylums, the first public asylums in America.

Dorothea Lynde Dix was born on 4th April 1802 and died on 17th July 1887.