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Mary Harris Jones

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Jones, Mary Harris (1830–1930), U.S. labor leader known as “Mother Jones.” She was one of the organizers of the International Workers of the World (IWW), a radical labor group whose members were often involved in violent incidents around the turn of the century. Jones was jailed on 4 occasions between 1902 and 1914 for inciting miners to go on strike in West Virginia and Colorado.

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