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0194: Howard Burton Lee Papers
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
Old "Mother Jones" (Mary Harris Jones) at Cabin Creek, W.Va., ca. 1912-1913 Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1, 1837 – November 30, 1930), born in Cork, Ireland, was a prominent American labor and community organizer, who helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World. In 1913, during the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike in West Virginia, Mother Jones was charged and kept under house arrest in the nearby town of Pratt and subsequently convicted with other union organizers of conspiring to commit murder, after organizing another children's march. Her arrest raised an uproar and she was soon released from prison, after which, upon motion of Indiana Senator John Worth Kern, the United States Senate ordered an investigation into the conditions in the local coal mines.Published in"Bloodletting in Appalachia," by Howard B. Lee, p.26
People: Jones, Mother; Jones, Mary Harris
Subject Terms: West Virginia Mine Wars Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike Labor leaders Strikes
"Mother Jones at Cabin Creek, W.Va., ca. 1912-1913" (1912). 0194: Howard B. Lee Papers, 1902-1976. 6.