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Remembering Mother Jones

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.”

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