Mary Harris Jones
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1, 1837 – November 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.
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- No matter what your fight, don't be ladylike! God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.
- Autobiography of Mother Jones, p. 125
- If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I would shout, 'Freedom for the working class!'
- Autobiography of Mother Jones, p. 146
- 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).