Mother Jones  1837 - 1930  
LABOR LEADER    Mary Harris Jones, assailed in Congress as "the grandmother of all agitators," and hailed as "the miner's angel" by workers, fought against child labor and for decent conditions, fair pay, and safety in the workplace.

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1837 – November was a American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer, who helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World.

Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones), The Most Dangerous Woman in America... She was denounced on the floor of the United States Senate as the "grandmother of all agitators," and replied: "I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators."  Her motto: "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1837 – November was a prominent American labor and community organizer, who helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World. (Yes, the magazine is named after her)

Mary Harris Jones - "Mother" Jones: She started out as a school teacher, but went on to create history as a labor and community organizer.  "The most dangerous woman in America."

Mary Harris Jones - "Mother" Jones: She started out as a school teacher, but went on to create history as a labor and community organizer. "The most dangerous woman in America.

September 30, 1899:  Mother Jones organizes the wives of striking miners in Arnot, Pennsylvania, to descend on the mine with brooms and mops and clanging pots and pans.  "I told the men to stay home with the children for a change and let the women attend to the scabs."  The women frightened away the mules and their scab drivers and returned daily to keep watch.  The miners eventually won their strike.

September 30, 1899

The Eloquent Woman: Famous Speech Friday: Mother Jones Speaks Before Striking West Virginia Miners

"Mother" Mary Harris Jones... Irish immigrant who lost her family to yellow fever and became the self-proclaimed mother and “hell-raiser” for the downtrodden American laborer, especially children.

"Mother" Mary Harris Jones was an Irish immigrant who lost her family to yellow fever and became the self-proclaimed mother and “hell-raiser” for the downtrodden American laborer, especially children.

Born: August 1, 1837(1837-08-01)  Cork, County Cork, Ireland  Died: November 30, 1930 (1930-11-30) (aged 93)  Adelphi, Maryland, United States  Occupation: Labor & community organizer  Political party: Social Democratic Party and Socialist Party of America  She was an American schoolteacher & dressmaker. Organized Children's March re: child labor laws. Organized mine workers. Read about her. Be like her! kn

Mary Harris Jones - Irish immigrant who lost her family to yellow fever and became the self-proclaimed mother and “hell-raiser” for the downtrodden American laborer, especially children.

Mother Jones..assailed by Congress as "the grandmother of all Agitators," and hailed as "the miners angel" fought against child labor and for decent conditions, fair pay, and safety in the workplace.

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assailed by Congress as "the grandmother of all Agitators," and hailed as "the miners angel" fought against child labor and for decent conditions, fair pay, and safety in the workplace.

Children's rights activists: Jane Addams, Mia Farrow, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Shirin Ebadi, David M. Smolin, Mary Harris Jones, J. J. Kelso, Craig Kielburger, Sharon Sayles Belton, Kimmie Weeks, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Marian Wright Edelman

Children's rights activists: Jane Addams, Mia Farrow, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Shirin Ebadi, David M. Smolin, Mary Harris Jones, J. J. Kelso, Craig Kielburger, Sharon Sayles Belton, Kimmie Weeks, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Marian Wright Edelman

#LaborDay - Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was not your typical senior-citizen. At age 100, already well-established as one of the greatest labor leaders in American history, she was still giving tycoons heart-burn, still earning the title as "the most dangerous woman in America" given her by a West Virginia prosecutor.

On May 1830 - Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, labor leader, was born in Cork City.

Mary Harris Jones "mother Jones"  Organized Mine Workers Against Mine Owners For Labor Rights

Mary Harris Jones “mother Jones” Organized Mine Workers Against Mine Owners For Labor Rights

For we’re recognizing labor activist and organizer Mary Harris Jones – more commonly known as “Mother Jones.” After two catastrophic.

Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones) "Labor organizer Mother Jones worked tirelessly for economic justice.  While her opponents called her the “most dangerous woman in America,” fellow organizer Elizabeth Gurley Flynn called Jones “the greatest woman agitator of our times.”  Jones combined dynamic speaking skills and radical organizing methods to mobilize thousands of laborers and working-class families.  She said of herself, “I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser.”

Labor organizer Mother Jones worked tirelessly for economic justice. While her opponents called her the “most dangerous woman in America,” fellow organizer Elizabeth Gurley Flynn called Jo

Mother Mary Harris Jones: (Saturday May 6, 1905 From the Miners Magazine) Mother Jones Speaks to Michigan Copper Miners - Mother Jones was in Michigan's copper country during the past three weeks agitating for the the organization of the miners of that area into the Western Federation of Miners. She also came to support a strike of street railway workers. While in copper country, she delivered a speech at Calumet described by the local press as "pyrotechnic." During the speech, Mother noted…

Mother Mary Harris Jones: (Saturday May 6, 1905 From the Miners Magazine) Mother Jones Speaks to Michigan Copper Miners - Mother Jones was in Michigan's copper country during the past three weeks agitating for the the organization of the miners of that area into the Western Federation of Miners. She also came to support a strike of street railway workers. While in copper country, she delivered a speech at Calumet described by the local press as "pyrotechnic." During the speech, Mother noted…

Mary Harris Jones (aka "Mother Jones") (c. 1830-1930), folk hero, was a union activist. She started out as a teacher and dressmaker and became a tireless fighter for the working class. Her husband and children died from yellow fever and she lost her home in the great Chicago fire of 1871. Known as the miner's angel, Mother Jones became an active campaigner for the United Mine Workers. She founded the Social Democratic Party and helped establish the Industrial Workers of the World in 1905.

Mary Harris Jones (aka "Mother Jones") was a union activist. She founded the Social Democratic Party, and helped establish the Industrial Workers of the World.

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