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Mother Jones: Angel of the Working Class

Image of Judith Black as Mother JonesAt a time in our national history when it was both less expensive and legal to allow an immigrant to die at their work than make the workplace safe, Mary Harris Jones walked, rode, and marched across this nation speaking and acting out for the working man. Meet the fearless labor organizer who an entire class and generation called “Mother,” as portrayed by actress Judith Black.

Special Arrangements: private dressing room; wooden chair and table/desk, podium, free-standing coat rack or other surface on which to place props.

Additional Costs: $150 plus travel.

About the presenter

Image of Judith Black Judith Black - Judith has been featured on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to the Smithsonian Institution, and is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel. See full biography.

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