February 13, 1913: After West Virginia Governor William E. Glasscock declares martial law to put down the coal miners’ strike in in Kanawha county, 83-year old activist and organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is arrested. She was tried and convicted by a military court and sentenced to twenty years in prison. “Whatever I have done in West Virginia,” she said, “I have done it all over the United States. And when I get out, I will do it again.”

February 13, 1913

February 13, 1913: After West Virginia Governor William E. Glasscock declares martial law to put down the coal miners’ strike in in Kanawha county, 83-year old activist and organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is arrested. She was tried and convicted by a military court and sentenced to twenty years in prison. “Whatever I have done in West Virginia,” she said, “I have done it all over the United States. And when I get out, I will do it again.”

The My Hero Project - Mary Harris Jones

The My Hero Project - Mary Harris Jones

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.”

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.”

"Mother" Jones became a labor organizer at the age of 50 and then led strikes in mines and publicized dangers of child labor in textile mills for another nearly 50 years. She traveled constantly without a permanent home. Jones led miners’ wives armed only with brooms and mops as they chased off strikebreakers. She led a march of child mill workers from Pennsylvania to President Roosevelt’s home on Long Island to dramatize the evils of child labor.⠀

"Mother" Jones became a labor organizer at the age of 50 and then led strikes in mines and publicized dangers of child labor in textile mills for another nearly 50 years. She traveled constantly without a permanent home. Jones led miners’ wives armed only with brooms and mops as they chased off strikebreakers. She led a march of child mill workers from Pennsylvania to President Roosevelt’s home on Long Island to dramatize the evils of child labor.⠀

Mary Harris Jones In 1903 Mother Jones led a children's march from Kensington, Pennsylvania, to New York to protest child labor to President Roosevelt. In 1905, Mother Jones was among the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World

Mary Harris Jones In 1903 Mother Jones led a children's march from Kensington, Pennsylvania, to New York to protest child labor to President Roosevelt. In 1905, Mother Jones was among the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World

The Autobiography of Mother Jones - Part 1 of 3 - by Mary Harris Jones (1830 or 1837-1930) - YouTube

The Autobiography of Mother Jones - Part 1 of 3 - by Mary Harris Jones (1830 or 1837-1930) - YouTube

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, "The most dangerous woman in America". A truly amazing, and courageous person.

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, "The most dangerous woman in America". A truly amazing, and courageous person.

Marry Harris " Mother Jones"  The most famous labor leader of the 19th century.   “You don’t need  a vote to raise hell'

Marry Harris " Mother Jones" The most famous labor leader of the 19th century. “You don’t need a vote to raise hell'

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