Mother Jones

(Mary G. Harris Jones)

Mother Jones
Mother Jones
  • Born: August 1, 1837
  • Died: November 30, 1930
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Labor Community Organizer









Mary G. Harris Jones, known as Mother Jones, was an Irish-born American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent organized labor representative, community organizer, and activist. She helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World.

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Like its Islamic fundamentalist cousins, the religious right is waging a jihad against the civic state. Religion & God
To Serve and Collect Corruption
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please. Truth
I believe that no man who holds a leader's position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don't need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!
I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others' sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
I preferred sewing to bossing little children.
If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class! Freedom & Liberty
I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser.
Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time. Time
My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing.
Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!
That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares for if he is to remain resolute.
The miners lost because they had only the constitution. The other side had bayonets. In the end, bayonets always win.
Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike.

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