August 01, 2020
Americans Who Tell the Truth
Although the birth date of Mary Harris Jones is disputed, many have adopted the date of her baptism (Cork, Ireland; August 1, 1837) to celebrate her birthday each year.
Here is a sampling of stories memorializing her in our time:
The Writer’s Almanac (July 31, 2020)
Happy 175th Birthday, Mother Jones! (Mother Jones Magazine, 8/1/2012)
And from the Labor Tribune, an online event on May 1 of this year, themed: Mother Jones rose after a pandemic, and so shall we!
AWTT’s favorite Mother Jones quote: “Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.”