Come to Cork on August 1st as we bring the spirit of Mother Jones back home to the Northside of Cork where she grew up. The Spirit of Mother Jones comes home
A few people have asked us to put up some images and songs about Cork, the birthplace of Mother Jones. She was born on the Northside of Cork in 1837, probably in the last week of July. We do know for certain that she was baptised in St. Mary's North Cathedral, known locally then and … Continue reading Cork – where Mary Harris was born
Thanks to Jim Fitzpatrick for suggesting this song about Mother Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lvui01DCys?rel=0&w=420&h=315
This site was established by the Cork Mother Jones Commemorative committee to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris Jones in Cork, Ireland. Mary Harris Jones - aka Mother Jones - is one of the heroines of early history of the North American trade union movement, particularly United States miners. She is … Continue reading Cork to remember Mother Jones, America’s “Miner’s Angel”
Great song / video about Mary Harris Jones from the famous cowboy singer of the 1930s & '40s, Gene Autry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDVqPxqW0KA?rel=0&w=560&h=315
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84vSVvaGsE4?rel=0&w=420&h=315 This is a very short excerpt from a slightly longer interview with Mary Harris Jones done shortly before her death in 1930 when she was 93 years of age (not 100 as stated on the video captioning). She even has retained a bit of her Cork accent!
Beginnings of The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2012.