For Labor Day from the National Women’s History Museum. . .
For #LaborDay, we’re recognizing labor activist and organizer Mary Harris Jones – more commonly known as “Mother Jones.” After two catastrophic losses—first, of her husband & children to yellow fever and then of her home & dressmaking business in the Great Chicago Fire—Jones joined the Knights of Labor. Jones was a fearless leader and talented orator. She was enormously successful in organizing mine workers and their families around the turn of the 20th century, which earned her the label, “the most dangerous woman in America.”