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Posts published by “Mary Harris Jones”

The Months of Labor—May 1, 1886

A May Day message from Mother Jones Really, I am just an old Irish working-class woman, born in Cork, Ireland sometime around 1830. Later, I launched into Labors’ cause. I declared my birthday as May 1, because of its relevance to the labor demonstration of May 1886 at Haymarket Square in Chicago. That event…

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