On Saturday May 1st 2021, the Irish Embassy in Washington and the Irish Consulate in Chicago unveiled two beautiful portraits of Mother Jones. Commissioned by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and painted by artist Lindsay Hand, they represent a fitting tribute to this great Cork born woman, trade union and labour activist. This was … Continue reading Mother Jones Portraits Unveiled in Washington and Chicago.
Mother Jones claimed to be 100 years old on that day, however she was fact born at the end of July 1837. Photograph is courtesy of Saul Schniderman, former President of the Library of Congress Guild, AFSCME 2910, and editor of Friday's Labor Folklore. The photograph shows part of the large gathering of union leaders … Continue reading The Celebration of Mother Jones’ “Birthday” on 1st May 1930
Anne Feeney, American folk singer, songwriter and trade union activist died on 3rd February 2021. Anne visited Cork in 2013 and in spite of serious health issues was determined to return and sing at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival. When she did return in 2014 Anne sang at the Cork Singers Club on the opening … Continue reading Anne Feeney – Folk Singer-Songwriter, Activist and Friend of the Mother Jones Festival – RIP
Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, has been nominated by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden as Secretary of Labour. The news reports that Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Chicago since 2014, whose parents were from Co Galway, has been nominated by President elect Joe Biden to be his Secretary of Labour has been welcomed by the Cork Mother Jones … Continue reading Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, Secretary of Labour nominee
Saul Schneiderman, (below alongside a Mother Jones marker), editor of Friday's Labor Folklore has sent us the following link to the story of Marjorie Mazia and Woody Guthrie. Marjorie and Woody were married in 1945 and had four children, Cathy Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Joady Guthrie and Nora Guthrie. Woody was one of America's greatest working … Continue reading The story of Marjorie Mazia and Woody Guthrie.
The Cork Mother Jones Committee received the following film from Saul Schniderman, the person who discovered the site of Mother Jones' death (1930) in Adelphi, Maryland. The Maryland Historic Trust has placed a marker there, on Powder Mill Road, before the Hillandale Baptist Church. The film shows the dedication of the Mary Harris "Mother Jones" … Continue reading Mother Jones Dedication -Film
Join our live celebration on zoom. WE SHALL RISE! Preregister at link recommended. Join Sara Nelson (AFA/CWA), Cecil Roberts (UMWA) & Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the U.S., Brian O Brien, Ireland’s consul general for Chicago & Midwest.& MORE ! Toasts from Cork Ireland, Mother Jones’ birthplace & Mother Jones Monument, Mt. Olive Illinois. Learn … Continue reading Mother Jones May Day We Shall Rise Party
Mary "Mother" Jones picture from 1901 Mother Jones…..National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248. On September 14, 2019 Mother Jones was inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colorado. According to its website…. “The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered … Continue reading Mother Jones….. US National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248.
Presentation by Irish Vice Consul in Chicago to the Mother Jones Statue Campaign committee of the Mother Jones Heritage Project. We attach a report from the Mother Jones Heritage Project. “Our Mother Jones Chicago statue sculpture fundraising is off to a glorious start. Proud to accept a generous check from Sara Keating, Vice Consul General … Continue reading Presentation by Irish Consul in Chicago to Mother Jones Heritage group
Beatles Album cover designer Jann Haworth includes Mother Jones in her latest mural creation. Cork woman Mother Jones has been included among the women icons in the Work in Progress Celebrating Women Who are Catalysts for Change mural featuring the faces of more than 100 influential women which have either been written out of history … Continue reading Beatles Album cover designer Jann Haworth includes Mother Jones in her latest mural creation.