March of the Mill Children - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

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United States 1903

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Mother Jones was a well-known labor firebrand and orator who, by 1903, had been increasingly concerned about the plight of working children. Child labor was rampant through many industries, including textiles and mining. Conditions were horrendous; many children were maimed, crippled, and killed yearly in accidents. Perhaps Jones's interest was motivated by her own background as a teacher or by her personal concern as a mother. Regardless, the abolition of child labor remained an important issue to her throughout her lifetime.

A powerful orator, Jones was called upon to speak at a Kensington, Pennsylvania, rally of more than 75,000 striking textile workers. Inspired by the numerous children among the workers, Jones decided to hold a march to raise awareness of child labor. She led nearly 400 children and adults through Pennsylvania and New Jersey to New York City. Although the...

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