Mother Jones
May, 1929
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was born in Cork, Ireland on May 1, 1830. She became a prominent American labor supporter known for her fiery attitude, a community organizer, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and a Socialist. A U.S. Attorney once called her "the most dangerous woman in America." She died on November 30, 1930, seven months after she turned 100 years old. Clarence Darrow was a friend of Mother Jones and he wrote an introduction for the "Autobiography of Mother Jones" by Mary Harris Jones & Mary Field Parton. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-npcc-17427