Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children

By Sahid Fawaz

As we celebrate Irish-American Month, we are taking a look at the impact that Irish-Americans had on the labor movement. In 1903, in what is known as the “Children’s Crusade,” Irish-born labor organizer and activist Mother Jones fought on behalf of children who endured horrible working conditions. With her slogan, “We want to go to school and not the mines,” she made the public aware of what these children endured. For more on this historic moment, make sure to check out the terrific video below:

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