Donations Needed to Restore the Mother Jones Monument

January 19, 2014

One hundred years ago, Mother Jones, the most well-known labor “agitator” of her day, was languishing in a makeshift military prison, not knowing when or if she would be released. She was held there by the Colorado military authorities to prevent her from making speeches to miners she had been trying to organize since 1903. All told, she spent five months in prison, from spring of 1913 to spring of 1914, in order to silence her. 

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