1830 - 1930
"The grandmother of all agitators," - U.S. Senate
A fierce champion for children's rights, the 73-year-old Mother Jones lead a march of several hundred overworked, underpaid textile workers from Kensington, Pennsylvania to Long Island to meet with Theodore Roosevelt and ask him to improve child labor laws. She also rallied tirelessly on the behalf of miners and immigrant laborers, and was considered such a formidable opponent of corporate greed that she was proclaimed to be "the most dangerous woman in America."
Reward offered for her capture. Also inspired countless others with her example, including a popular lefty magazine.