Mary Harris Jones

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I'm not a humanitarian, I'ma hell-raiser.

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1, 1837November 30, 1930), born in Cork, Ireland, was a prominent American socialist, labor and community organizer, and a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World.


  • Get it straight, I'm not a humanitarian, I'ma hell-raiser.
    • After being introduced as a "great humanitarian", as quoted in Mother Jones : The Most Dangerous Woman in America‎ (2002) by Elliott J. Gorn, p. 3
  • Your organization is not a praying institution. It's a fighting institution. It's an educational institution along industrial lines. Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!
    • Autobiography of Mother Jones (1925)

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