by Robert Shetterly
Americans Who Tell the Truth
"Goodbye boys, I'm under arrest. I may have to go to jail. I may not see you for a long time. Keep up the fight! Don't surrender!"
- Mother Jones -
From the 1890s through the 1920s Mother Jones, (Mary Harris) worked tirelessly to advance social and political causes such as the abolition of child labor and organizing the United Mine Workers.
Coal miners and their families called her "the miner's angel" and, after she began referring to the miners as "her boys," she took on the nickname 'Mother' Jones.
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