Who is mother jones?

Famous quotes containing the words mother jones, mother and/or jones:

    If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout “Freedom for the working class!”
    Mother Jones (1830–1930)

    I do not want to be covetous, but I think I speak the minds of many a wife and mother when I say I would willingly work as hard as possible all day and all night, if I might be sure of a small profit, but have worked hard for twenty-five years and have never known what it was to receive a financial compensation and to have what was really my own.
    Emma Watrous, U.S. inventor. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 8, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)

    Well, I’d certainly say she had marvelous judgment, Albert, if not particularly good taste.
    —L.Q. Jones [Justus Mcqueen] (b. 1936)