Famous Speech Friday: Mother Jones Speaks Before Striking West Virginia Miners
The Eloquent Woman
MARCH 23, 2012
It was her speeches that made Mother Jones "the most dangerous woman in America"--dubbed so by a West Virginia attorney. One of her most famous speeches took place in 1912 at a public meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, as Kanawha County coal companies clashed with unionized miners over a new contract. (Editor's note: During Women's History Month, we're focusing on famous historic speeches by women. Here, writer Becky Ham tackles the inimitable Mother Jones.