Death of James Green

James Green

Prof. James Green

The Cork Mother Jones Festival Committee is saddened to hear of the death of James Green who was a guest speaker at the 2014 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and proved to be a most interesting and genial guest.  James was here to speak about his book “The Devil is here in these hills” which told the story of the West Virginia Mine Wars and the struggle of the miners of that district and  their families for proper pay and decent conditions fighting employers who were prepared to stop at nothing to prevent the mine workers from winning the most basic concessions.  Jim was a powerful yet soft-spoken speaker who became a firm friend of the members of the committee and showed a genuine interest in Cork and its history.  On behalf of the Mother Jones Committee we tender our sincere condolences to James family and friends.

 

 

Prof. James Green

Prof. James Green at Shandon during the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014. Photo: Jimmy Thomson.

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