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.”

Mary Harris ("Mother") Jones - a fearless labor organizer with Indutrial Workers of the World. One of her most famous quotes: "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living!"

Mary Harris ("Mother") Jones - a fearless labor organizer with Indutrial Workers of the World. One of her most famous quotes: "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living!"

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.”

Mary Harris Jones (1830-1930) Labor  Organizer - "If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout 'Freedom for the working class!'"    Walden University http://waldenu.edu

Mary Harris Jones (1830-1930) Labor Organizer - "If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout 'Freedom for the working class!'" Walden University http://waldenu.edu

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 Jones (1830-1930), better known as Mother Jones, was a American labor organizer and one of the founders of the Social Democratic party (1898) and the Industrial Workers of the World (1905).

Mary Harris Jones (1830-1930), better known as Mother Jones, was a American labor organizer and one of the founders of the Social Democratic party (1898) and the Industrial Workers of the World (1905).

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