Mother Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher and labor organizer. She organized and supported mining country strikes in the eastern United States. In 1903, she organized the Children’s Crusade, in which children who worked in mines and factories marched from Philadelphia to President Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, N.Y., with banners stating, “We want to go to school and not to the mines!”
Jovita Idar: She bucked the all-male rule at her father's newspapers in the early 1900s by writing about the horrid conditions under which Mexican-American children were being taught. During the Mexican Revolution, she exposed the Texas Rangers for lynching scores of children, women & men who were crossing the border to seek refuge. During this time, she also organized The White Cross to aid the wounded in both the US and Mexico. Later, she co-founded The League of Mexican Women.