Mother Jones Monument

Ireland’s Ambassador visits Mother Jones Monument!

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Today, May 4, 2018, Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall visited Mother Jones Monument to meet with NIU Professor Rosemary Feurer, director of the Mother Jones Heritage Project. It was a small gathering, a few supporters that included Judy Simpson and Kate Klimt who are part of the Mother Jones Heritage Project, and […]

Mother Jones, a legend in our backyard

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Right in the midst of central Illinois is the history of a firebrand woman that changed the history of labor.    Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, was a Scottish immigrant that came to Canada with her family during a famine.  Born in 1830, she died 100 years later and was buried in […]

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