Who is Mother Jones?

  • (noun): United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930).
    Synonyms: Jones, Mary Harris Jones

Famous quotes containing the words jones and/or mother:

    ... there are no limits to which powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
    —Mother Jones (1830–1930)

    My only objection to the arrangements there is the two-in-a-bed system. It is bad.... But let your words and conduct be perfectly pure—such as your mother might know without bringing a blush to your cheek.... If not already mentioned, do not tell your mother of the doubling in bed.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)