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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.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in front of the former Municipal Building in Homestead. Marker is in this post office area: Homestead PA 15120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Homestead Grays (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bost Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bost Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carnegie Library of Homestead Swim Team (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carnegie Library of Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Homestead Strike Victims (approx. mile away); Homestead Strike (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones - Behind the Marker
Mary Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
2. Mary Harris Marker
Looking east on 9th Street. The former Homestead Municipal Building in back.
. 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.)
 
Categories. GovernmentLabor UnionsPolitics
 
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones image. Click for full size.
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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 67 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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