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Homestead in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

 
 
Mary Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
1. Mary Harris Marker
Inscription.  Labor leader, workers' advocate. Arrested and jailed in Homestead for speaking to striking steelworkers, 1919. When a judge asked who gave her a permit to speak publicly, she replied, "Patrick Henry. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams!"
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLabor UnionsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 40° 24.392′ N, 79° 54.614′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Amity Street near 9th Street. Located in front of the former Municipal Building in Homestead. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homestead PA 15120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Chiodo's Tavern (about 500 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); Steel on the Move (about 600 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); 1892 Homestead Strike Memorial (about 700 feet away); John D. Kelly (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Mary Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
2. Mary Harris Marker
Looking east on 9th Street. The former Homestead Municipal Building in back.
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bertha Howell, November 4, 1902
3. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
American labor activist
"Mother" Mary Harris Jones urging on steel workers during the 1919 Steel Strike image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
4. "Mother" Mary Harris Jones urging on steel workers during the 1919 Steel Strike
In 1919, Mary Harris Jones, now in her eighties, rallied steel workers to vote "yes" on a nationwide strike against the steel corporations. Courtesy: Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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