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 […]
Great song / video about Mary Harris Jones from the famous cowboy singer of the 1930s & ’40s, Gene Autry
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!
Born in Cork, Ireland in 1837, she became known as the Most Dangerous Woman in America. This year, 2012, Cork will remember her formally for the first time.