Mother Jones: March of the Mill Children
Mother Jones was one of America’s most effective and dynamic labor organizers. In 1903, she marched striking mill children from Philadelphia to President Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, to draw the nation’s attention to the crime of child slavery. “These children are to be the future citizens of America! Yes, pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!” Betsey Means – who, in April, brought us the stunning, heroic story of Alicia Appleman-Jurman – returns to The Garlands as formidable, also heroic, Mother Jones.