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In Her Footsteps: Mother Jones Webinar
May 25th, 2021 - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, overcame great adversity in her own life in order to fight for the rights of the working class. An Irish immigrant who suffered the tragic loss of her family and then her business, organized strikes and demonstrations across the country and was a co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World. She eventually became known as “the most dangerous woman in America.” She stood in solidarity with laborers even in death choosing to be buried in the Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive, Illinois. Miners from across the country raised funds to erect a monument in her honor which stands there today.
This Webinar is being offered by the Illinois State Museum. As part of Women’s History Month, the Illinois State Museum (ISM) is offering “In Her Footsteps Series” beginning this March through June. Each program in the series will occur online on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.